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- Alexandra shutdown had nothing to do with politics – residents tell SAHRC and Public Protector …: "Politicians need to be clear especially the City of Johannesburg as well as the DA, that the protests in Alex were non-political," Mavundla said. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- South African bishops to new president: Focus on jobs, ending corruption: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters at a victory rally in Johannesburg May 12, 2019. With general elections over, South … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- South African Election Results Strengthen Ramaphosa's Hand in the ANC: In those elections, the ANC lost Johannesburg and Pretoria for the first time … Further, the ANC won a slight majority in Gauteng (Johannesburg and … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Pupil shot in bus robbery: JOHANNESBURG – Two Pretoria school pupils are recovering in hospital after one was shot and another injured in a bus robbery in Mamelodi. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Grace Mugabe accused of beating housekeeper with shoe until blood 'gushed' from her face: Mrs Mugabe allegedly attacked model Gabrielle Engels with an electrical extension chord in a Johannesburg hotel nearly five months after her clash … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
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Did you know this about Johannesburg? The first recorded discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand was made by Jan Gerrit Bantjes in June 1884, on the farm Vogelstruisfontein. Other farms to become famous later included Langlaagte, Turffontein, Doornfontein and Braamfontein. George Harrison is today credited as the man who discovered an outcrop of the Main Reef of gold on the farm Langlaagte in February 1886. On 12 May 1886 Harrison and his partner, George Walker, entered into a prospecting agreement with the owner of Langlaagte, one G.C. Oosthuizen. Two days later Colonel Ignatius Ferreira staked out his camp on Turffontein to serve as a centre for diggers.