JHB Live: 5 Joburg co-working spaces that are perfect for freelancers

Being busy is a way of life in the city. Whether it’s rushing to the office every day, waking up at the crack of dawn to sustain a freelance career, or working late into the night to bring a passion project to life, almost everyone in Joburg is hard at work. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work on your own terms.

As traditional workspaces continue to adapt and change, it seems the trend of part-time, co-working spaces is on the rise, particularly amongst the younger generation of emergent creative entrepreneurs and freelancers. Co-working spaces may seem odd to some, but depending on how you use them, they can serve as the perfect (and productive) middle ground between a 9-5 and a home-office setup.

Here are a few of our favourite Joburg-based co-working spaces that provide a focused and efficient working environment, without the rigour of an office job or the isolation that comes with working from home.  


Perch is a brand-new co-working space situated on Rosebank’s Bath Avenue. Location-wise, Perch is a five-minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain station and taxi rank, and sits directly opposite the Rosebank Mall, making it one of the best-located co-working spaces in town. Another stand-out feature of Perch is its beautifully designed workspace. A far-cry from the usual open-plan desk and chair environment of many co-working venues, Perch is designed to foster a comfortable, relaxed and highly functional working atmosphere. Looking forward, the venue also hopes to host regular events, workshops and training sessions.

Ideal for: Professional freelancers, small-business owners, and experienced entrepreneurs.
Highlight: Perch is located two streets up from the artsy and eclectic Keyes Art Mile meaning inspiration or an impromptu gallery-hop is just a short walk away.


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