Johannesburg in the news:
- Water will be switched off for more than 2 days in Joburg from Monday: Johannesburg will shut off its water supply for more than two days from Monday June 24‚ the city said on Tuesday. “Rand Water‚ which is our main … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Johannesburg water shutdown: “54-hour disruptions” set for next week: It's the type of media statement that would make anyone double-take: Johannesburg Water announced on Tuesday that a major shutdown will be … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Social society groups slam Joburg Zoo for new elephants: Johannesburg – Social society groups were concerned by the Johannesburg Zoo's decision to bring two more elephants instead of freeing Lammie. – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- Johannesburg Residents Warned For Water Shortages: Johannesburg residents have been warned to brace themselves for water shortages and low water pressure for at least two days. Rand Water is … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
- 54-hour shutdown looming, Joburg Water warns residents: Johannesburg residents will be with limited water for two days from next Wednesday, Joburg Water has advised. Rand Water, which is the city's main … – Google Alert – Johannesburg
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Did you know this about Johannesburg? Where Johannesburg got it’s name from: The fledgling town of Johannesburg was laid out on a triangular wedge of “uitvalgrond” (area excluded when the farms were surveyed) named Randjeslaagte, situated between the farms Doornfontein to the east, Braamfontein to the west and Turffontein to the south. The property belonged to the government. The Surveyor-General of the ZAR issued an instruction that the farm be surveyed as a township, consisting of 600 stands measuring fifty feet by fifty feet. The first auction of stands took place on 8 December 1886. The settlement was named after two officials of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR), Christiaan Johannes Joubert and Johannes Rissik, who both worked in land surveying and mapping. The two men combined the name they shared, adding ‘burg’, the archaic Afrikaans word for ‘fortified city’.