Johannesburg in the news:
- Anger as bus carrying #DurbanJuly revellers breaks down on N3: Johannesburg – An Eldo Coaches bus carrying 65 passengers to Durban from Gauteng, among them young revellers on their way to the Durban July … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- GOOD asks Public Protector to probe Cape Town land deal with Growthpoint: Johannesburg – Newcomer opposition party GOOD said on Friday its member of the Western Cape provincial legislature Brett Herron had asked the … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Good asks Public Protector to probe Growthpoint's Cape Town land purchase: "If any major company is profiting from relationships with DA administrations in Cape Town and Johannesburg, as alleged, how does the DA benefit … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Good asks Public Protector to probe Growthpoint's Cape Town land purchase: Growthpoint Properties Limited is the largest property investment holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). It owns and … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- 'Disgraceful that Joburg doesn't have basic services to ensure our safety': That is something you can't replace and some things can be replaced," Johannesburg resident Maggs Naidu said after his house was destroyed by … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
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Did you know this about Johannesburg? Johannesburg City Hall was constructed in 1914 by the Hawkey and McKinley construction company. The plan for the building was drawn in 1910 and construction was started in 1913 and finished in 1914. The style is described as Edwardian Baroque with a portico of Ionic columns and tower with a half dome entrance described as neo-Renaissance. Florence Phillips, an art collector and the wife of mining magnate Lionel Phillips, established the first collection for the Johannesburg Art Gallery using funds donated by her husband. The architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, came to South Africa in 1910 to examine the site and begin the designs, after Lady Florence Phillips had secured funding from the city for a purpose-built museum. The gallery was possibly Luytens’s first public building in the Beaux Arts style. It was built with a south-facing entrance, but was not completed according to the architect’s designs. It was opened to the public, without ceremony, in 1915, just after the start of the First World War.