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.
Last Monday marked exactly three years since the decorated detective was assassinated outside his BishopLavishome in Cape Town. JOHANNESBURG - The ... Last Monday marked exactly three years since the decorated detective was assassinated outside his Bishop Lavis home in Cape Town.
Driving to the North West from Johannesburg, for example, one passes homes of less than four people with sparkling swimming pools, even in winter, whilst down the road, thousands of households walk with buckets to receive water from communal standpipes ... In 2019, 88.2% of households across South Africa had access to piped water in their homes.
Anthony Hamilton sits down with Eyewitness News to discuss his upcoming shows over Heritage Day weekend, why South Africa is his ‘second home’, and how life experiences shaped his three-decade-long career. JOHANNESBURG - Very few artists have been able to permeate the music zeitgeist like Anthony Hamilton.
Rain and strong winds lashed the Gauteng province overnight, with reports of damage to homes and cars, as well as disruptions to the electricity supply in some areas. JOHANNESBURG - City of Tshwane authorities say no deaths or injuries have been reported as a results of Tuesday night’s storm.
The power utility conducted a disconnection drive in the south Johannesburg suburb on Tuesday. JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg CityPower said it loses about R30 million a year from Naturena residents who are connected illegally to the electrical grid.
On the evening of the LightFestival, residents returned home to empty taps ... The staggering number of lives lost, people injured or missing, and homes and belongings destroyed at 80 Albert Street, followed by reports of xenophobic political rhetoric brought a strong message home that all is not well in Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs MinisterAaron Motsoaledi is now hoping to overturn the court’s June findings declaring the termination of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) programme as unlawful and unconstitutional ... • Home Affairs to defend scrapping of ZIM exemption permit in court.
Walking past the old Presbyterian church in downtown Johannesburg is an assault on the senses ... One resident, who claims to have been a professional boxer, says he has called the church home for 21 years ... One of the most famous hijacked buildings in Johannesburg is Remington House, a 13-storey high-rise near the centre of the city.
Talking to Eyewitness News festival director Pilani Bubu said the festival was an event for the whole family to encourage families to step out of the home in a safe environment to be a part of a community, especially in a post-pandemic world. JOHANNESBURG – The FolkloreFestival...