Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and one of the world’s leading financial hubs. It’s also a bustling retail capital, with thousands of street traders offering an array of goods.
The city’s origins as a mining town date back to the 1886 discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand. Today, it’s the capital of Gauteng Province and a major economic centre for southern Africa.
The City of Gold
Johannesburg is a bustling city on the edge of South Africa’s mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. A major centre of gold trade, it was founded by a gold rush in the 19th century.
The city is home to a large number of different ethnic groups, some of which have been in the area for centuries. It is also the largest cosmopolitan city in South Africa.
It is the political, economic and commercial capital of Gauteng, one of South Africa’s wealthiest provinces. It is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world who travel to Johannesburg to experience the many attractions and activities that it has to offer.
The City of Gold was born in the midst of a gold rush that began in 1886 and it has remained a hub for commerce and industry. However, the collapse of the formal mining industry has had a dramatic impact on Johannesburg’s economy and has prompted a burgeoning illicit gold trade.
The City of Extinction
Johannesburg is one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic cities. It’s a center of learning and entertainment, and home to many museums. It also has a rich history, and a thriving African community.
Millions of years ago, early humans began settling in the area that is now known as the Cradle of Humankind. Today, the city is surrounded by a diverse ecosystem, with forests and rivers.
It is home to a number of museums and attractions, including the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City and Lesedi Cultural Village. It is also the capital city of Gauteng Province and host to South Africa’s Constitutional Court.
As we face the climate extinction crisis, cities have an opportunity to elevate their roles in biodiversity protection and restoration, and contribute towards global efforts for nature conservation. This is in keeping with the CBD and Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
The City of Hope
The City of Hope is a biomedical research, treatment, and education center. Founded in 1913, it is currently the second-largest cancer center in the world and has received designation from the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
It is one of six research facilities established by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, a leading charitable group that provides funding for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related studies. Its headquarters are in Duarte, California.
Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, is a vibrant metropolis that boasts a variety of cultural and historical landmarks. It is home to several major sporting events, including rugby, soccer (also known as football), cricket, golf, and tennis.
It is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city that has experienced dramatic changes in its history. Its tumultuous past is reflected in the racial inequality of its townships and migrant hostels, where rates of infant mortality and life expectancy are far higher than in the white neighborhoods of the city. But the city is also blessed with a warm, sunny climate and a thriving arts scene.
The City of Resistance
During apartheid, Johannesburg was the epicenter of resistance. Busts of anti-apartheid activists line the streets, a reminder that the city is also a crucible of struggle today.
A new graphic anthology revives six true stories of resistance by disempowered people during a tumultuous period in South African history. Featuring work from a wide range of South African artists, All Rise breathes fresh life into the country’s legacy and inspires readers to fight for freedom and equality every day.
Before the 1990s, Johannesburg had a strict separation between black townships and white central business districts (CBD). The city was free of discriminatory laws in February 1990, and with the removal of apartheid, formerly disfranchised black areas have slowly been integrated into the municipal government system. However, Johannesburg still faces many challenges, including a serious crime problem and de facto segregation as many whites retreat to the northern suburbs.