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 – Mark Boucher said he will “co-operate fully” with the Social Justice and NationBuilding project after it was alleged he was among a group of Proteas players, who racially discriminated against a teammate in his playing days.
JOHANNESBURG - THE Social Justice and NationBuilding project has revealed some truly depressing and disgraceful home truths about cricket in South Africa. It’s been a very forthright exercise ... He’s probably right too, but Cricket SA, also, at some point, needed to draw a line under the project ... ALSO READ ... ALSO READ ... This stuff happens ... ALSO READ.
The first Test took place after a drama-stacked build-up that began from the moment the jet carrying the Lions touched down in Johannesburg on June 28 ... When the Lions moved south to Cape Town, looting and arson broke out in Johannesburg and Indian Ocean port city Durban after ...
JOHANNESBURG - Paul Adams told the Social Justice and NationBuilding hearings, that while its process was crucial for South African cricket, he had still been concerned about testifying ... ALSO READ. SJN Hearings ... ALSO READ ... “This process can only be for the betterment of the game, we are not here to break it down, we are here to build,” said Adams.
He stated that Phahlane found that McBride was behind the video clip showing his wife under attack in Johannesburg and forwarded it to O’Sullivan. Eksteen said it was in November 2016 that Phahlane was informed by a building contractor that he was approached by people conducting a ...
Johannesburg - A man has been arrested after he was found building a house with looted material stolen during the recent civil unrest that saw shops and malls gutted by looters ... His shack, he said, was searched, and various items, which included building material, furniture and food, were found.
Reports were coming through not only of attacks on trucks on the N3 highway but also — from a business I help manage in central Johannesburg — of attacks on our buildings and attempts to loot shops, especially those operated by foreign nationals ... But if the centre is to hold in the longer term we need to build a different society.
JOHANNESBURG – Ethy Mbhalati told the Social Justice and NationBuilding hearing that he wanted to have the investigation into the 2015/16 match fixing saga re-opened and investigated by “independent people”. Mbhalati was one of seven players who received various degrees of punishment for their involvement in the match-fixing affair ... ALSO READ.
JOHANNESBURG - Black cricketers endured, and suffered with that loneliness. The SocialJustice and Nation-building hearings, being chaired by Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza, last week heard painful testimonies from black players who’d donned the Proteas jersey. “There was no one to talk to in the camp. You’re stuck by yourself in your hotel room ... ALSO READ.
AngloGold, which already owns 19.5% of Corvus, is pursuing the takeover as part of its strategy to grow reserves and build low-cost production, the Johannesburg-based firm said Tuesday in a statement ... AngloGold's stock closed 2.7% higher in Johannesburg.
Fire burns at a building on QueenNandiDrive as seen from the suburbs of Durban... JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Days of riots and looting in South Africa have left more than 70 people dead, hurt thousands of businesses and damaged major infrastructure in some of the worst civil unrest ...
JOHANNESBURG – Aaron Phangiso told Cricket SA’s Social Justice and NationBuilding inquiry that young black players in South African cricket have been let down by black officials who occupied senior positions in the sport ... ALSO READ. SJN Hearings ... ALSO READ ... Social Justice and Nation-Building hearings give CSA opportunity to address past failures.
But police now say criminals are taking advantage of the chaos, which spread from his home province of KwaZulu-Natal to Johannesburg, in Gauteng... On Sunday, protesters armed with sticks, golf clubs and branches were seen marching through Johannesburg's central business district ... Images showed buildings and cars on fire.
JOHANNESBURG. Buildings were set on fire and properties looted in South Africa on Monday as unrest sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma last week continued for a fourth day ...Police said some sections of a major road in Johannesburg had been closed because of the protests.