Johannesburg in the news:
- SABC appeals for calm following reports of job cuts: JOHANNESBURG – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is appealing to the public to allow for the process of funding to be finalised … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Diepsloot 'shutdown' called off for fear of looting, xenophobia – reports: A planned shutdown of Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, that was meant to begin on Monday, has been suspended owing to fears of looting and … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Jacob Zuma to have say on corruption claims at Zondo Inquiry: JOHANNESBURG – His name has been mentioned during incriminating testimony by several witnesses at the state capture commission of inquiry … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- S.Africa's Zuma to take centre stage at graft inquiry: Johannesburg (AFP) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma is due Monday to testify at a judicial inquiry where he faces tough questioning over … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Security tight ahead of Zuma's appearance at inquiry: Officers from the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) were already manning the Empire and Hillside road intersection by yesterday … – 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.