This site housed the offices and printing press of Bantu World – the first national publication aimed solely at a black readership, which became the forerunner of Drum Magazine and The Sowetan. Starting in the 1940s, key names in black journalism and literature were involved here, including Selope Tehma, T.D. Mweli Skota, B.W. Vilakazi, S.E. Krune Mqhayi, A.C. Jordan, Peter Abrahams, Henry Nxumalo, Ernest Cole and Aggrey Klaaste.