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.
GAYLORD — Another week of outstanding performances from area athletes leads us to another Player of the Week vote. Each week, four athletes from Gaylord, St. Mary and Johannesburg-Lewiston will be eligible to win, and it will be up to you to decide who takes home the crown each week ...Week one ... Week two ... Serena Hogle, Johannesburg-Lewiston volleyball ... .
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana may have drubbed Sierra Leone 4-0 in a friendly on Saturday afternoon at home but they are far from being a well-oiled machine. After enduring a four-game winless streak, thanks to one draw and three losses, Bafana needed to get back to winning ways in this international break ... “We had to change some things, and we did.
GRAYLING ― Another dominant day of volleyball led to the Johannesburg-Lewiston Cardinals volleyball team bringing home another trophy this past weekend ... Hogle 'setting' records. Last Tuesday marked the first conference loss for the Cardinals as they dropped a home match with InlandLakes in five sets (28-26, 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 12-15) ... .
Johannesburg - Load shedding is serious ... When he got home, he told us he and his administration “will remain seized with this issue until the situation is resolved” ... home in the evening. In Johannesburg, it’s been left to the indigent, the vagrants and the beggars to see us through.
Johannesburg — Bafana Bafana defender Siyanda Xulu says he’s happy that he’s found himself a new home at Turan-Tovuz, following a dramatic exit from Hapoel Tel Aviv... My plan wasn’t to come back home now,” Xulu told the media during Bafana’s press conference Monday ... I am happy that I found myself a new home.
Madlala said when four of the six adults who were in the house when Meyiwa was killed returned from the hospital where the footballer was pronounced dead, they went to a house in a gated community in Mulbarton, south of Johannesburg, where Meyiwa shared a home with Kelly Khumalo.