Johannesburg in the news:
- Lesufi: 'Loss of votes in Gauteng shows voters' disgruntlement': JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Chair Panyaza Lesufi says the marginal victory in the province is a reflection … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- The Banksy artwork, the missing millions and the 'lying' Mr Levick: Levick, who was known as an innovator and deal-maker in the Johannesburg business community, has been removed as a director and chief … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- South African Airways Announces Direct Flights to Guangzhou: South African Airways will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and … “The decision to launch this direct service between Johannesburg and … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- ANC Gauteng admits next 5 years will be difficult in legislature: JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) has admitted that the next five years will be difficult with only 37 seats in the … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Less drama at the #Election2019 in Johannesburg: On 8 May, citizens of South Africa went out in their numbers to cast their votes for their preferred political parties and in north-east suburbs of Joburg … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
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Did you know this about Johannesburg? Sophiatown was originally part of the farm Waterval. In 1897 the speculator Hermann Tobiansky acquired a 237-acre portion of the farm, which was situated about four miles or so west of the centre of Johannesburg. In 1903 he had some of the land surveyed as leasehold township, divided into almost 1700 small stands. The township was named after Tobiansky’s wife, Sophia, and some of the streets were named after his children Toby, Gerty, Bertha and Victoria. Blacks started acquiring land in Sophiatown.