Johannesburg (/dʒoʊˈhænᵻsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans:[joˈɦɐnəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, eGoli, and Joeys, and abbreviated as JHB) is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. The city was named and established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm. The city is commonly interpreted as the modern day El Dorado due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand The name is attributed to one or all of three men involved in the establishment of the city. In ten years, the population was 100,000 inhabitants. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, which has the final word on interpretation of South Africa's constitution as well as with issues in connection with constitutional matters. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.
Known as the Transvaal Observatory until 1912, it became the Republic Observatory in 1961. Well remembered for the quality of its Directors, work done on minor planets and the discovery of Proxima Centauri, growing light pollution problems in Johannesburg led to its closure in 1971-1972.
This interest from the presidency in how smart cities can help address many of the country’s social, economic and sustainability issues — not to mention the vision of high-speed rail, glossy new buildings and fast technology — is encouraging ... Several assets and buildings were left unattended by city authorities and building owners.
JOHANNESBURG. ANC members picketing outside the Chief Albert LuthuliHouse say the “step aside rule” must apply to all members facing corruption cases. The ANC members who gathered outside the building in Johannesburg’s CBD held placards bearing the names of prominent leaders and allegations levelled against them ... He added ... POLITICAL BUREAU .
Yesterday, the struggling power utility said it had raised R76.1 million from the disposal of two high-rise office buildings in Kimberley and Johannesburg as part of its strategy to sell non-core immovable properties ... would accommodate university students in Johannesburg.
Johannesburg. An infant and eight adults burnt to death after a fire broke out in an abandoned building filled with shacks, in the JoburgCBD... Twenty others suffered burn injuries while others had broken bones after jumping from the burning building to safety.
Eskom said the buildings, situated in Kimberley and Johannesburg, were sold to the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitisation and will relieve some of the accommodation pressures faced by university students and for social housing ... in Johannesburg," Eskom said.
After the first voco opening in the Middle East in 2019, this latest development marks the 10th voco hotel in the Middle East and Africa region and adds to the growing brand portfolio with operating hotels in Dubai, Riyadh and Al Khobar and a strong pipeline across key cities such as Jeddah, Doha and Johannesburg.
Durban - Google has dedicated its search engine home page to world-renowned anti-apartheid activist, Helen Joseph in honour of her 116th birthday ... In 1931, she arrived in Durban to continue her teaching job ... "You strike a woman, you strike a rock." ... Several roads and buildings are named after her, including the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg ... .