Johannesburg in the news:
- Golden Arrow bus torched in Cape Town: JOHANNESBURG – A Golden Arrow bus was set alight in Philippi, Cape Town early on Monday morning. It's believed to be related to protest action. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Taxi crash on M1 kills one person: The Johannesburg Metro Police Department's Wayne Minnaar said: “Many of the injured passengers were taken to various hospitals and one female … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Freezing cold, water cuts and power outages: Gauteng's week of triple challenges: SA Weather said temperatures in Vereeniging were expected to go as low as -4°C, while the West Rand would fall to -1°C, with Johannesburg … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Gauteng's week of triple challenges: Freezing cold, water cuts and powercuts: Johannesburg – Gauteng residents began the last week of June facing the triple challenges of freezing temperatures, water supply cuts and power … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- New ambulances to improve emergency services in Joburg: The City of Johannesburg's Emergency Management Services (EMS) received 42 brand-new ambulances on Thursday, 20 June as part of the Fleet … – 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.