Alessandro Sala / Cesura

Johannesburg. 2012

In every corner of the city you feel the eyes of dozens of people on you. You – a white man – alone in downtown Johannebsurg.

Preserving your safety in downtown also relies on constantly observing who is watching you and assessing whether it is better to change direction, continue, turn back or run.

Top of africa is the highest point of the tallest building on the entire African continent: a tourist terrace from which you can get a 360° view of the city.

As soon as I arrived at this privileged place dedicated to a few tourists – where none of the real inhabitants have ever climbed – I realised that here the roles could be reversed.

I – a white man – can now observe and control the entire city undisturbed, every corner, every movement.