Johannesburg in the news:
- Ramaphosa: from activist to business, and then to power: JOHANNESBURG – In the course of his 66 years, Cyril Ramaphosa has experienced the poverty of Soweto, jail for fighting apartheid, trade union … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- #OneShow2019: Final night's results!: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg brought home a Silver Pencil for “Breaking Ballet” on behalf of Joburg Ballet in Social Media: Social Post … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- IEC: 4 provinces conclude counting, Gauteng still trailing behind: JOHANNESBURG – Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) CEO Sy Mamabolo said vote counting was nearing conclusion with 96.6% of voting … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- South Africa's Elections: A Weakened ANC Clings to Victory: JOHANNESBURG — Facing widespread voter disillusionment and anger, the African National Congress early Saturday kept control of South Africa's … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Twenty-seven parties serve IEC with lawyer's letter: JOHANNESBURG – Twenty-seven parties have served the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) with lawyer's letter. The parties demand the IEC … – 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.