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 - The world has been on lockdown for almost a year, with movements restricted and face masks becoming the fashion accessory of the day ... - Angela Stone, Johannesburg ... - Vikash Makan, Johannesburg ... - Shehnaaz Suleman, Johannesburg ... I am keen to get back onto the streets of Johannesburg and explore our heritage again.
Facebook launched its first CityGuide in Johannesburg this week ... "We’re excited to have had this opportunity to work closely with the Department of Tourism, Facebook groups and local contributors to profile Johannesburg’s evocative art and fashion, culinary delights, historical sites and many more.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African fashion retailer TFG swung to a half-year headline loss on Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to close stores in its major markets ... 30, compared to headline earnings per share of 531.2 cents a year earlier ... REUTERS .
JOHANNESBURG - A good ol’ fashioned forwards battle awaits the Emirates Lions when they host the Free State Cheetahs today (kick-off 4.30pm), but that might not be the most exciting dogfight on the field. No, it is the backline skirmish in Johannesburg which might offer up some tasty treats. Waiting in the wings... The Cheetahs’ wings are on fire.
JOHANNESBURG - Sun City unveiled its revamped Valley of the Waves in spectacular fashion, playing host to pro surfer, Chad Du Toit and rising star, Surprise Maphumulo ...City unveiled its revamped Valley of the Waves in spectacular fashion, playing host to pro surfer, Chad Du Toit.
JOHANNESBURG - South African fashion group TFG plans to increase investment at its two clothing factories in the Western Cape as it continues to reduce its reliance on China and other international suppliers hit by the Covid-19 pandemic ... Five years ago, TFG sourced 70-80% of its merchandise from the East ... REUTERS .
JOHANNESBURG – Woolworths is in the process of fixing and repositioning its fashion, beauty and home (FBH) business ... They said they would fix the latter many times before, but I’m afraid they are likely to remain irrelevant if the quality of their fashion merchandise remains poor relative to what customers expect from Woollies,” Qongqo said.
She moved there in 2005 to study fashion and immersed herself in the poetry and music scene, then relocated to Johannesburg, where she brings elements of punk, pop and hip-hop into her sound ...The Gift soundtrack last year ... ....
It was a moderately chilly late winter’s morning in Johannesburg on Wednesday August 5 ... Bar the Covid-19 enforced precautions, everything else ws still the same at the Johannesburg magistrate’s court ... On the night of October 25 2018, residents of Fashion Lofts in downtown Johannesburg, were awakened by a raging fire on the 9th floor of the building.