Johannesburg in the news:
- Man posing as City Power official arrested for soliciting R7k bribe: JOHANNESBURG – A man posing as a City Power official has been arrested for soliciting a R7, 000 bribe from a resident in Lenasia south. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- JSA faces tough questions during application for leave to appeal against Seth Nthai's readmission: Lawyers for the Johannesburg Society of Advocates faced tough questions from the Limpopo High Court judges on Friday morning in an application … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Rand rattled by stronger US payrolls data, South African stocks slip: JOHANNESBURG, July 5 (Reuters) – The rand slumped on Friday as data showing U.S. job growth rebounded strongly in June sent the dollar sharply … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Ramaphosa: S.Africa must not let economy be held back by US-China trade war: JOHANNESBURG, July 5 (Reuters) – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that South Africa cannot allow its economy to be held back by the … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- How Nakhane Touré, the South African Singer, Embraced His Queerness to Become an …: (Much of it is sourced from the talented young Johannesburg designer Rich Mnisi, a contemporary of Nakhane's.) Yet his voice resonates in other … – 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.