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Johannesburg, our city

  • Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in the country.
  • The Constitutional Court, the highest court of South Africa, is located in Johannesburg.
  • 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils were discovered in Johannesburg.
  • Gold was discovered in Johannesburg in the 1880s, after which the gold rush was triggered.
  • Johannesburg is dotted with 150 heritage sites, half of which are national monuments.
  • Johannesburg has over ten million trees. Read about Joburg's first trees
  • The largest acute hospital, the Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital which serves over 3.5 million people is located in this beautiful city.
  • The largest and busiest airport in Africa - OR Tambo International Airport is also located in Johannesburg.
  • The popular Kwaito music traces its origins in Johannesburg.
  • Johannesburg is the world's largest city that has not been built on a coastline or beside a river or lake.
  • There are 12 river systems that run through the city of Johannesburg.

Find out more about the City of Gold.


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