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- Latest UPDATE: Angry mob turns on cops after man dies in Yeoville police shooting (VIDEO): Capt Sifiso Mabizela from Yeoville SAPS Corporate Communications Johannesburg District said at 12.30pm, on Yeo and Bedford streets, two Yeoville … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Africa to stage first ever women 15s rugby World Cup qualifiers in Johannesburg: The Rugby Africa Women's Cup will be held in Johannesburg from Aug. 9-17 bringing together hosts South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Long Hours At An Airport Between Flights Can Be Very Comfortable And Relaxing!: If the flight from Beijing to Johannesburg, for instance, arrives at 3am and the flight to Gaborone leaves at midnight, that's an awfully long wait on those … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Amplats fires more than 600 underground workers at Mototolo mine: JOHANNESBURG – Anglo American Platinum has fired about half of the underground workers at its Mototolo mine following an illegal strike. Workers … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- New look, Royal venue for SA's top amateur golf event: “We are tremendously excited to bring the SA Amateur Championship Week to Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club,” explained GolfRSA … – 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.