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 - A former nursing student from Limpopo who drove off with her mother’s car to Gauteng a month ago, has been reported missing by her family ... Lesiba Patrick Moroba, the father of the missing woman, said her daughter ran away from home a month ago and was believed to be in Johannesburg, Centurion or Pretoria.
Rapper AKA has teased his fans with the draft of a song that is supposedly about his late fiancée, Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe ... “First thing on my mind, when I wake up ... Last month AKA sat with broadcaster Thembekile Mrototo in his home in Johannesburg where he discussed his “tumultuous“ relationship with Anele and the events leading up to her tragic death ... .
Gosiame Thamara Sithole from the Tembisa township near Johannesburg gave birth to the babies on Monday, according to a local news website ... A pram stands outside the home of Gosiame Thamara Sithole in Tembisa, near Johannesburg, on Thursday.
JOHANNESBURG – Over 20 children from underprivileged homes in Soweto have been given a gift of sight after years of not being able to see clearly ... of children between 5 years old and 7 years old, mostly from underprivileged homes, and subsequently gifts them with new glasses.
Fikile Cele said she was raised by an Indian woman who found her in a box outside a factory. “It may come as a surprise to many that I don’t speak Zulu... “My mother was 15 or 16 when she fell pregnant with me and ran away from her home in Johannesburg to Durban because she was afraid of her family at the time ... Fikile Cele, who was abandoned as a baby ... .
"This job is dangerous, I never know if I will be able to go home," he said ... The Cortac vehicles set off into the pink evening light, driving in slow circles past electric gates and high walls topped with barbed wire to protect the plush homes of Johannesburg's wealthy suburbs.
From the heartbreaking story of Palesa Madiba, a young student at the University of Johannesburg, who was murdered and buried in a shallow grave in the backyard of her friend’s home in Soweto, to the unbelievable case of convicted family killer Henri van Breda, who killed his ...
Durban... Fikile Cele, from Chatsworth, shared her story of hope on Facebook recently ... “All I had in the box was my birth certificate, hence my name.”. According to Cele, her biological mother, was a teenager when she fell pregnant with her and ran away from her home in Johannesburg to Durban because she was afraid of her family at the time ... IOL .