Johannesburg in the news:
- Continue your journey to excellence at the Dell Technologies Forum in Johannesburg: Are you wondering if multi-cloud environments can be managed better? Do you believe that, as a medium or small business, emerging technologies … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Alex Shutdown Movement opens case against Herman Mashaba: JOHANNESBURG – The Alexandra Total Shutdown Movement has opened a case against Mayor Herman Mashaba for contravening a court order … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Founders Factory is going live in Paris: After London and Johannesburg, startup accelerator and incubator Founders Factory is launching a third city — Paris. Once again, the company is … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Comic Con Africa welcomes first-ever KidsCon to Johannesburg: Cape Town – The highly anticipated Comic Con Africa 2019 welcomes the youngest member of the family to its spectacular four-day offering, KidsCon! – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Air Madagascar commences Antananarivo-Johannesburg service: Air Madagascar, via its official Facebook account, announced (18-Jun-2019) it commence twice weekly Antananarivo-Johannesburg service with … – 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.