Johannesburg overview

Johannesburg (/dʒoʊˈhænɪsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans: [jʊəˈɦanəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Joburg, and eGoli)[1] is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.[9] It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa.[10] While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade.[citation needed]

The metropolis is an alpha global city as listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. In 2011, the population of the city of Johannesburg was 4,434,827, making it the most populous city in South Africa.[11] In the same year, the population of Johannesburg's urban agglomeration was put at 7,860,781.[5] The land area of the municipal city (1,645 km2 (635 sq mi)) is large in comparison with those of other major cities, resulting in a moderate population density of 2,364/km2 (6,120/sq mi).

The city was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm. The city is commonly interpreted as the modern day El Dorado[by whom?] due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand.[12] The name is attributed to one or all of three men involved in the establishment of the city. In ten years, the population grew to 100,000 inhabitants.

A separate city from the late 1970s until 1994, Soweto is now part of Johannesburg. Originally an acronym for "South-Western Townships", Soweto originated as a collection of settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg, populated mostly by native African workers from the gold mining industry. Soweto, although eventually incorporated into Johannesburg, had been separated as a residential area for Blacks, who were not permitted to live in Johannesburg proper. Lenasia is predominantly populated by English-speaking South Africans of Indian descent. These areas were designated as non-white areas in accordance with the segregationist policies of the South African government known as Apartheid.[citation needed]

Best ZAR exchange rates at Bidvest Bank in Johannesburg

Exchange ZAR Bidvest Bank Buy Bidvest Bank Sell
Euro 15.775 0.060
British Pound 18.389 0.052
US Dollar 0.072 14.653
Emirati Dirham 3.638 0.236
Australian Dollar 9.901 0.096
Botswana Pula 1.252 0.704
Canadian Dollar 10.320 0.091
Swiss Franc 13.928 0.067
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 1.990 0.437
Danish Krone 2.089 0.448
Hong Kong Dollar 1.762 0.533
Israeli Shekel 3.687 0.235
Indian Rupee 0.183 4.419
Japanese Yen 0.126 7.471
Mauritian Rupee 0.378 2.234
Mozambican Metical 0.195 3.911
Norwegian Krone 1.616 0.579
New Zealand Dollar 9.542 0.098
Swedish Krona 1.491 0.627
Singapore Dollar 10.163 0.092
Thai Baht 0.405 2.030
Brazilian Real 3.293 0.248
Saudi Arabian Riyal 15.748 0.051
Bidvest Bank
Bidvest Bank
Johannesburg

We’re a leading second tier bank and a subsidiary of The Bidvest Group Limited. Our strategy includes diversifying a historically forex- and fleet-focused customer base to one of business and personal banking services. This diversification strategy, combined with a prudent lending philosophy resulted in the recent upgrade, by Moody’s Financial Services, of Bidvest Bank’s long-term national scale rating from A1 to Aa2, an increase of two notches. About Us Bidvest Bank is an entrepreneurial...

Bidvest Bank Buy rate – this is the rate at which Bidvest Bank buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

Bidvest Bank Sell rate – this is the rate at which Bidvest Bank sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Best ZAR exchange rates at American Express Forex in Johannesburg

Exchange ZAR American Express Forex Buy American Express Forex Sell
Australian Dollar
Canadian Dollar
Swiss Franc
Chinese Yuan Renminbi
Danish Krone
Euro
British Pound
Hong Kong Dollar
Israeli Shekel
Japanese Yen
Mauritian Rupee
Malaysian Ringgit
Norwegian Krone
New Zealand Dollar
Saudi Arabian Riyal
Swedish Krona
Singapore Dollar
Thai Baht
US Dollar
Botswana Pula
Basotho Loti
Namibian Dollar
Swazi Lilangeni
American Express Forex
American Express Forex
Johannesburg

American Express Foreign Exchange, operates under license by Tourvest Financial Services (Pty) Ltd. Tourvest is Southern Africa’s number one tourism group, offering a range of products and services that encompass the needs of all visitors to Southern Africa. American Express foreign exchange South Africa is operated under franchise from American Express globally. We have 3 branches in Botswana and operates in a Joint Venture with Bank Windhoek in Namibia. We are the market leaders in foreign...

American Express Forex Buy rate – this is the rate at which American Express Forex buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

American Express Forex Sell rate – this is the rate at which American Express Forex sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Best ZAR exchange rates at Standard Bank in Johannesburg

Exchange ZAR Standard Bank Buy Standard Bank Sell
British Pound 18.627 0.052
Euro 15.931 0.061
US Dollar 14.204 0.069
Emirati Dirham 3.711 0.248
Australian Dollar 9.728 0.093
Botswana Pula 1.244 0.683
Canadian Dollar 9.699 0.087
Swiss Franc 12.019 0.065
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 2.082 0.443
Czech Koruna
Danish Krone
Egyptian Pound
Fijian Dollar
Ghanaian Cedi
Hong Kong Dollar 1.608 0.520
Hungarian Forint
Israeli Shekel 2.921 0.221
Indian Rupee
Japanese Yen 0.122 7.302
Kenyan Shilling
Sri Lankan Rupee
Basotho Loti 1.000 1.000
Moroccan Dirham
Malagasy Ariary
Mauritian Rupee 0.387 2.239
Malawian Kwacha
Mexican Peso
Mozambican Metical 4.104
Namibian Dollar 1.000 1.000
Nigerian Naira
Norwegian Krone
New Zealand Dollar 9.001 0.093
Pakistani Rupee
Polish Zloty
Qatari Riyal
Romanian Leu
Russian Ruble
Rwandan Franc
Saudi Arabian Riyal
Swedish Krona
Singapore Dollar 9.174 0.087
Swazi Lilangeni 1.000 1.000
Thai Baht 0.390 1.906
Tunisian Dinar
Turkish Lira
Tanzanian Shilling
Ugandan Shilling
Central African CFA Franc BEAC
CFA Franc
Zambian Kwacha
Standard Bank
Standard Bank
Johannesburg

The bank now known as Standard Bank was formed in 1862 as a South African subsidiary of the British overseas bank Standard Bank, under the name The Standard Bank of South Africa. The bank's origins can be traced to 1862, when a group of businessmen led by the prominent right-wing South African politician John Paterson[3][4] formed a bank in London, initially under the name Standard Bank of British South Africa. The bank started operations in 1863 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and soon...

Standard Bank Buy rate – this is the rate at which Standard Bank buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

Standard Bank Sell rate – this is the rate at which Standard Bank sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Johannesburg news tweets

Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:44:26 UTC
RT @TheLifesWay: Today marks the #firstBirthday of our little #Rancho as we celebrate his birthday with my parents, family and frien… https://t.co/SYZ8IKYNca
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:44:29 UTC
RT @TheLifesWay: Time to become one of the old #Pirates at #ChinaMall #ShoppingMall You will definitely love what you get here!… https://t.co/zBXBHq6Ofi
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:44:41 UTC
RT @KagutaMuseveni: Arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa where I will take part in a solidarity conference on Western Sahara. The conf… https://t.co/1mkPZs0UG4
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:45:02 UTC
Naspers is planning a secondary listing in Amsterdam as Africa’s most valuable company moves ahead with its strateg… https://t.co/Jqpv9K67a6
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:45:03 UTC
RT @TheLifesWay: It's time to watch a local #SouthAfrican movie #Premier #TheLifesWay #Photoyatra @3daysmovie #3daystogomovie/… https://t.co/Mybe4aGdrz
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:45:05 UTC
RT @TheLifesWay: Will continue to work on the blog https://t.co/C7NsN1Cujs along with https://t.co/QHz9n4z9Ay #YouTube Channel… https://t.co/NsyL6vyZon
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:45:15 UTC
RT @TTNailsBoksburg: #SelfCareSaturday Call 0118232483 to Book an Appointment, Visit us at Shop 2, The Mall Square, Bental Road, Boksbur… https://t.co/Cj3XBSCti9
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:46:56 UTC
RT @TheLifesWay: Come back from your holidays and give them a rest till #EasterHolidays and get back to work on Monday! Happy Holida… https://t.co/iV2tBBtclV
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-03-25 22:46:56 UTC
RT @besongos: Tahniah @FaridEsack, Profesor University of Johannesburg South Africa atas penganugrahan Doktor Kehormatan Kiyai… https://t.co/Ui2kLdAkhf

Johannesburg news media

Johannesburg added 1 medium
2017-05-16T15:18:33+02:00
Room View 🇿🇦 . . . #johannesburg #swag #beautifuldestinations #passionpassport #allaroundtheworld #travelpics #travelguru #placestovisit #travelphotography #world_shotz #like #exquisiteearth #ig_exquisite #allbeauty_addiction #traveltheworld #travelawesome #travellife #exploretocreate #wonderful_places #discoverglobe #worldplaces #travelvibes #travelstyle #explore #wander #wanderer #wanderlust #travel #travelbug #travelgram
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2018-07-08T20:17:57+02:00
It’s lunch time day1📍 🛫Johannesburg🛬 in Oct 2016. ~Fishmonger~ #kerjasambilkuliner #jobatheavenonearth #kuliner #makanterusss #joburgtrip #joburgfoodie #johannesburg
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2018-07-08T20:18:27+02:00
It’s lunch time day2📍 🛫Johannesburg🛬 in Oct 2016. ~Tashas~ #kerjasambilkuliner #jobatheavenonearth #kuliner #makanterusss #joburgtrip #joburgfoodie #johannesburg
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2019-02-19T23:48:20+01:00
Do you have a business, or are you an entrepreneur in South Africa 🇿🇦? Then this is an opportunity for you to let your target market 🎯 know, about your product and or service! Make contact and email [email protected] to post your content here. #SouthAfrica #ThisIsSouthAfrica #SouthAfrican #MeetSouthAfrica #IgersSouthAfrica #Instagram #DigitalMarketing #Business #Entrepreneur #Advertising #Product #Service #Marketing #Ad #Igers #PhotoOfTheDay #InstaGood #Love #InstaDaily #Durban #CapeTown #Johannesburg #Pretoria #PortElizabeth #PicOfTheDay #BusinessOwner #StartUp #SmallBusiness #BestOfTheDay #IG_RSA
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2019-03-25T21:38:13+01:00
#pilansberg #johannesburg #southafrica #safari #baby #lion #cuddling #wildlife #wild #jackandjones #summer #summervibes #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelgram #travelling #traveling #traveller #travels #flightattendant #cabincrew #lufthansacrew #lufthansa #worldtravel #bucketlist #layover #sightseeing
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2019-03-25T21:39:33+01:00
#pilansberg #johannesburg #southafrica #safari #elephant #elephants #cuddling #wildlife #wild #jackandjones #summer #summervibes #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelgram #travelling #traveling #traveller #travels #flightattendant #cabincrew #lufthansacrew #lufthansa #worldtravel #bucketlist #layover #sightseeing
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2019-03-25T21:40:16+01:00
#pilansberg #johannesburg #southafrica #safari #elephant #elephants #cuddling #wildlife #wild #jackandjones #summer #summervibes #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelgram #travelling #traveling #traveller #travels #flightattendant #cabincrew #lufthansacrew #lufthansa #worldtravel #bucketlist #layover #sightseeing
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2019-03-25T22:21:40+01:00
The most amazing birthday week it has been,🥰 filled with happiness, love and fun!! Got to spend it with almost all the people close to my heart💛 Thank you all so much for the spoils, surprises and making me feel so special😘 lots of love for you all! #family #friends #friendsthatarefamily #love #happiness #joy #laughter #fun #surprises #goodtimes #concert #birthday #birthdaygirl #birthdaysurprise #dividetour #edsheeran #edsheeranconcert #officeparty #naturereserve #nature #outdoorparty #durban #johannesburg #jhb #loveliveshere #holiday #adventuresofsherwinandlee #leefromsouthafrica
Johannesburg added 1 medium
2019-03-26T00:16:22+01:00
O cabo da boa esperança, é o ponto mais Sudoeste do continente Africano, é onde os navegadores chegaram, com objetivo de encontrar a Índia, descobrindo assim o Cabo das Tormentas, assim antes chamado. D João II mudou o nome para Cabo da Boa Esperança. Juntamente com o cabo das Agulhas, é o encontro entre o Oceano Atlântico e o Índico. 🇿🇦🗺 #southafrica #capepoint #capeofgoodhope #johannesburg #joburg #joanesburgo #capetown #capetownlife #cidadedocabo #selfie #selfiepelomundo #travel #instatravel #bora #turistando #viajarfazbem #viagens #brasileirosnaafrica #brasil #followme #africadosulem10dias

Johannesburg news videos

walking the streets of Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa : December 2016.
South Africa Johannesburg, World Famous City Tour Johannesburg, more commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, is a rapidly changing ...
With public services overstretched the police sometimes call on private agencies to back them up on big jobs, here Louis is ...
Kanal kostenlos abonnieren: http://bit.ly/kanal_kostenlos_abonnieren Unsere T-Shirts für Abenteurer: http://bit.ly/abenteuer-shirts ...
Jon and Sue Taylor take a journey to Johannesburg's troubled inner city, a complex urban environment with a spectacular array of ...
Today we spent the day exploring Johannesburg! SUBSCRIBE TODAY - WE POST NEW VIDEOS EVERY - MONDAY ...
Sights and sounds of Cape Town, South Africa. Filmed Jan./Feb. 2013. Twitter: http://twitter.com/pascalwijler Google+: ...
FARMLANDS Official Site: https://goo.gl/PKkfAh Thank you so much for watching this series from South Africa. If you'd like to ...
Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng(a Sotho word meaning “Place of Gold”), one of the nine ...

Johannesburg news texts

Joburg holocaust and genocide exhibition centre offers 'lessons for humanity'

Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre's founder Tali Nates says the centre will spotlight genocide in the 20th century.

13 days conditional negative
Silicon Durbs aims to turn beach city into country's next tech hub –
Silicon Durbs aims to turn beach city into country's next tech hub –

Silicon Durbs founder Lindani Mkhize says his organisation's number one priority is not to compete with Cape Town and Joburg but to work alongside them.

14 days indicative neutral
[LISTEN] School responsibility and menstruation

Azania speaks to a concerned parent and to Equal Education's Noncedo Madubedube about the impact of poor sanitation at schools.

about 1 month indicative neutral
Applications open for Founders Factory Africa accelerator
Applications open for Founders Factory Africa accelerator

The Johannesburg-based Founders Factory has opened applications for its African accelerator, which aims to give startups an “unfair competitive advantage”.

about 2 months conditional neutral
Sune Luus five-for lifts South Africa to thrilling series win

The hosts held their nerve in the 105-run chase to seal the T20I series against Sri Lanka with a tight win at the Wanderers

about 2 months indicative neutral

Johannesburg currency converter

Johannesburg exchange rates

100 AED to INR
Takoma Park, United States.
100 RSD to EUR
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
100 RSD to EUR
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
100 RSD to EUR
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
100 RSD to EUR
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
100 INR to MYR
Los Angeles, United States.
12148 RSD to MKD
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
100 RSD to EUR
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
500 INR to FJD
Mumbai, Republic of India.
100 GBP to CAD
New York City, United States.
2012 HUF to EUR
Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.
100 MYR to BDT
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
10375 CZK to EUR
Florence, Repubblica Italiana.
335 CNY to HKD
Central, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
335 CNY to HKD
Central, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
100 RUB to AZN
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
100 SGD to PHP
Singapore, Republic of Singapore.
100 RUB to AMD
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.
100 RUB to AMD
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.