Johannesburg in the news:
- Herman Mashaba wants to 'expropriate' derelict factories for low-cost housing plan: Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said this came after the council's resolution last year to make 84 city-owned properties available for the … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Jozi police officer helps deliver stranger's baby on the pavement: A Johannesburg police officer went above and beyond the call of duty when she helped deliver a baby on a pavement last Wednesday. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- American businessman in critical condition after attack in Joburg city centre: An American investor is in a critical condition in hospital after attackers used a brick to bludgeon him over the head during a robbery in Johannesburg … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Pulling at straws in South African restaurants: Johannesburg, South Africa — As South Africa considers a nationwide ban on single-use plastic straws, some restaurants are already moving forward, … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Five Joburg metro cops in court for corruption: The Hawks have arrested five Johannesburg metro police officers for corruption. Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Capt Ndivhuwo Mulamu said the … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
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Did you know this about Johannesburg? A census was conducted in January 1896 recorded that Johannesburg then had 102 078 inhabitants, of whom 61 292 lived within the three mile radius of Market Square and 40 786 outside. There were 50 907 Europeans or Whites, 952 Malays, 4 807 Asiatics, 2 879 mixed or other races and 42 533 Natives of whom 14 195 lived within the three mile radius and 28 838 outside. Of the 24 489 Whites born in Europe, 12 389 were from England and Wales, 997 from Ireland and 2 879 from Scotland. Of the 24 500 Europeans born in Africa, 6 205 were born in the Transvaal and 15 162 in the Cape Colony. New suburbs included: Klipfontein, Forest Town, Hillbrow, Berea, Yeoville, Bellevue, Houghton, Vrededorp, Paarl’s Hoop, Robinson, Ophirton, La Rochelle, Rosettenville, Klipriviersberg, City & Suburban, Doornfontein, Bertrams, Lorentzville and Troyeville. It was also recorded that there was a Malay Camp, Brickfields, a Coolie Location and a Kafir Location. Kliptown is the oldest Black residential district of Johannesburg and was first laid out in 1891 on land which formed part of Klipspruit farm.