Johannesburg in the news:
- M1 bridge refurbishment to be completed by the end of August: Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba announced on Wednesday that the M1 Double Decker Bridge refurbishment would be completed ahead of … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Springbok World Cup winner James Small has passed away at the age of 50: Small made his debut for the Springboks against New Zealand in Johannesburg in 1992 and played in 47 Tests until 1997. He scored 20 Test tries, … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- The challenges of bicycle commuting in car-crazy Joburg: In Diepsloot, in Johannesburg's far northern reaches, the proverbial last mile is a very long one. And for thousands, it is taken by bicycle. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Rugby legend James Small dies: JOHANNESBURG – Former Springbok winger James Small has died at the … It's understood he suffered a heart attack and died at a Johannesburg … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Johannesburg Pride calls on DStv to suspend Zodwa Wabantu: Uncensored and Feather Awards …: Cape Town – Johannesburg Pride has issued a statement calling on DStv to suspend Zodwa Wabantu: Uncensored "with immediate effect," following … – 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.