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.
The conference will be in hybrid format, with the physical component hosted in Johannesburg. It is set to attract influential legal minds, academics across disciplines, civil society organisations and political leaders who have worked tirelessly to bring the Chagos Islands issue to resolution.
It was one of many artifacts inside the Nelson Mandela National Museum, a major tourist attraction for local and international travelers. Mandela, a former amateur boxer, revered the belt and it was prominently displayed in the museum in a house where he once lived in Soweto township, west of Johannesburg.
Whatever the weather, a day out at a nearby farm is guaranteed fun for all the family ...IreneFarm ... An attractive gem that is nestled between the sprawling cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg, a visit to this old-style, storybook, working farm in the city is a must ... This is the perfect place for a family day out. View this post on Instagram ... Visit ... Visit.
Johannesburg - The WitsPlanetarium has been a site of wonder and discovery for many children and adults alike and now the iconic building is set for a facelift ... Part of the conditions stated that the projector must be fully modernised in the Zeiss factory before coming to Johannesburg.
David - not his real name - sits nervously in front of me at his barber's shop in Johannesburg's Alexandra township... Its proximity to wealth and opportunity has long attracted newcomers to Johannesburg from around the country and the continent.