Places of worship

Christians are in the majority in South Africa, but there is a great deal of religious tolerance and diversity.

St Francis of Assisi Anglican Church: 48 Tyrone Ave, Parkview, tel +27 (0)11 646 2660, www.stfrancisparkview.co.za. For a full list of Anglican churches, see http://www.anglicanjoburg.org.za/

Beit Emanuel: 38 Oxford Road, Parktown, tel +27  (0)11 646 6170, www.beitemanuel.co.za. The largest progressive synagogue in Johannesburg, founded in 1954.

Chabad of Sandton: Chabad Place, off Hampton Court Road ,Gallo Manor, tel +27 (0)11 803 1507, www.chabadsouthafrica.org. Chabad synagogues host Shabbat dinners.

Great Park Synagogue: Corner Glenhove Road and 4th Street, Houghton, +27 (0)11 728 8152, www.greatpark.co.za. It hosts a rich after-hours cultural programme.

Houghton Muslim Jamaat: 45 West Street, Houghton, tel +27 (0)11 483 0761, hmjamaat.com.

Lam Rim Tibetan Buddhism Centre: Corner 1st Avenue and Kite Street, Cottesloe, tel +27 (0)82 467 5735, www.lamrim.co.za.