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Johannesburg Central, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Accommodation, Property and Conference Venues


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Johannesburg Central in the Johannesburg Region of Gauteng, South Africa
Johannesburg is one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world and South Africa's only officially designated global city. Although Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three official capitals it is the capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa. The South African Constitutional Court is situated in Johannesburg as well as the O.R. Tambo International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Africa and a gateway for international air travel to and from the rest of southern Africa.

The Johannesburg region is believed to have been inhabited by nomadic Bushmen around 100 000 years ago. They would have lived in the Johannesburg area until about AD 1060 when the Bantu speaking people migrated to the area. The first major European settlement happened in the 1880's when gold was discovered in the Johannesburg region. Starting off as a small prospecting settlement the town grew rapidly with people coming from all over South Africa and the world and the small town grew into Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa.

Johannesburg enjoys a temperate climate and experience dry, sunny conditions through the year with the exception of occasional late afternoon downpours in the summer months of October to April. In the winter the temperatures do occasionally drop to freezing point or below during the night.

Johannesburg is the financial and economic hub of South Africa producing 16% of South Africa's gross domestic product and accounting for 40% of Gauteng's economic activity. Johannesburg has a variety of manufacturing industries and many banking and commercial companies are located in the city. Africa's largest stock exchange, the JSE Securities Exchange, is located in Johannesburg.

The Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg is home to the Super 14 rugby team called the Lions and the stadium also hosts many international rugby games. Premier League soccer teams based in Johannesburg include Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Moroka Swallows and Witwatersrand University. The Wanderers Stadium is home to the local cricket team called the Highveld Lions and the stadium also features regular international cricket games.

Johannesburg has some of the top private and public universities in South Africa. The public universities situated in Johannesburg are the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg. The most notable private university in Johannesburg is Monash University which has campuses in South Africa, Australia and Malaysia.

 

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