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.
Each year around mid-summer, somewhere between December and mid-January, the skies of South Africa'sGauteng province, including the city of Johannesburg, fill with small white butterflies ... We managed to compile a total of 120 records of the brown-veined white butterflies in Johannesburg.
“The formal thinking about space and performance in a way precedes the theme of the piece,” he says in a telephone interview from his native Johannesburg... The title of the piece refers to an enigmatic West African proverb, one of many that adorn the walls of Kentridge’s Johannesburg studio.
Here is a story that is sadly all too common in its initial stages - Mojisola comes to Johannesburg to bury her young daughter Yinka ... Yinka, who made her life away from Mojo and Titus her father, in the greedy city of Johannesburg, where her parents are ensconced ... In Johannesburg, she moves into her daughter's apartment.
In response to the claims made by her estranged husband and rapper, Nota Baloyi, the “Jikizinto” hitmaker shared a photograph revealing a stunning view of her Joburg suburb apartment, simply captioning the post ... “This is my view of Johannesburg from my apartment ... This is my view of Johannesburg from my apartment ... “Dearest... 🌻🌻 Dearest... What a joke ... .
The decomposed bodies of six women, four of whom were identified as sex workers, were recently discovered at a panel beating factory in Johannesburg... In her timely 2022 book Policing Bodies—Law, Sex Work and Desire in Johannesburg, legal scholar India Thusi makes a strong case for decriminalization.
... were found at a block of flats in downtown Johannesburg. Police were called after complaints of a foul smell coming from one of the apartments and found the body of a woman, police spokeswoman Brenda Muridili said in a statement.
Johannesburg had a vibrant CBD encompassing regional services in ... Apart from Johannesburg, anyone remembering the physical (leaving aside the political) dislocation of the two great cities of Gauteng, Pretoria from Johannesburg, can only have applauded the building of the Gautrain.