Johannesburg in the news:
- Four bogus cops arrested in Joburg CBD: Four suspects, three of whom are females, have been arrested in two separate incidents in the Johannesburg CBD for impersonating police officers. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Booster shot: Zimbabwe coffee revival paying dividends: JOHANNESBURG – With an authentic and inviting Zimbabwean feel, Nespresso launched Reviving Origins – a new programme to restore coffee … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Freedom Under Law says Gordhan is 'under attack': JOHANNESBURG – Freedom Under Law CEO, Nicole Fritz, says Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, is under attack from opposition parties, … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Saray Khumalo makes her way back home after summiting Everest: JOHANNESBURG – South African mountaineer Saray Khumalo is boarding her flight home today after a historical climb of Mount Everest. She made … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Four bogus police officers arrested in Johannesburg Central: Johannesburg Central police have arrested four suspects – three women and one man – aged between 27 to 45 for allegedly impersonating police … – 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.