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.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng government says cost difficulties are delaying the start of the Marshalltown fire inquiry. In September, the provincial government announced there would be a commission of inquiry looking into the 31 August Johannesburg building fire which killed 77 people.
At least 21 people were dead after a bus fell from an overpass near the Italian canal city of Venice and then caught fire after falling onto train tracks, local media reported. Reports varied widely on the number of the injured, with estimates ranging between 12 and 40 people hurt ... 38 dead in Johannesburg building fire ... Trending now ... Fact check ... .
Johannesburg's municipality is seeking alternative office space for its 3,000 employees to minimise service disruption as it temporarily shuts the BraamfonteinMetro Centre, the city's administrative building ... The building houses the City of Johannesburg's executive, its legislature and several core departments.
It has now been a month since the fire at the Usindiso Shelter building in Marshalltown, Johannesburg, claimed the lives of 77 people who lived in the building. On August 31, IOL reported that 77 people died and about 50 others were injured when the fire engulfed the building in the early hours.
Four days of back and forth with Johannesburg's CityPower after her building's supply box was vandalised, leads Vanessa Banton to believe that there is nothing more disconnected than the company that is meant to be providing electricity ... .
77 were people were killed and several injured when a raging fire tour through a hijacked building in JoburgCBD last month. JOHANNESBURG - Political partyRise... GP Soc Dev refutes claims of holding Marshalltown fire building lease agreement.
Within the sector, 51-70 year olds generate 60% of its revenue ... The CEO announced Johannesburg in South Africa as the host city for the 2nd WTACH Global Leaders Summit, which will be held in September 2024 ... We will build on the success and take the important work of culture and heritage in tourism to the next level in Johannesburg next year.” ... .
A three-year-old girl fell to her death from the fifth floor of a residential building owned by the City of Johannesburg over the weekend ... of a residential building owned by the City of Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - The police's deputy national commissioner for crime detection, Shadrack Sibiya, said Crime Intelligence was working behind the scenes to provide data on syndicates involved in the hijacking of buildings ...JHB hijacked buildings.
City of Johannesburg authorities were first alerted to the blaze on the corner of Van Der Merwe and Klein streets at around 4pm on Saturday afternoon. JOHANNESBURG - Another fire has broken out in Johannesburg, this time in Hillbrow... And on 31 August, a fire ripped through an illegally occupied building on 80 Albert Street in the Johannesburg CBD.
... at a local level, singling out the City of Johannesburg. "Over 70 people tragically lost their lives in a hijacked building that caught fire in Johannesburg several weeks ago and the entire street exploded in the city centre due to the lack of critical infrastructure.".