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

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Euro 15.956 0.060
British Pound 17.834 0.053
US Dollar 0.071 14.720
Emirati Dirham 3.655 0.234
Australian Dollar 9.718 0.098
Botswana Pula 1.255 0.703
Canadian Dollar 10.515 0.089
Swiss Franc 14.265 0.066
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 1.950 0.446
Danish Krone 2.113 0.443
Hong Kong Dollar 1.779 0.528
Israeli Shekel 3.727 0.233
Indian Rupee 0.183 4.429
Japanese Yen 0.129 7.254
Mauritian Rupee 0.371 2.275
Mozambican Metical 0.200 3.829
Norwegian Krone 1.629 0.574
New Zealand Dollar 9.174 0.102
Swedish Krona 1.487 0.629
Singapore Dollar 10.173 0.092
Thai Baht 0.418 1.963
Brazilian Real 3.331 0.246
Saudi Arabian Riyal 3.368 0.239
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...

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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

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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 17.877 0.054
Euro 16.013 0.060
US Dollar 14.186 0.069
Emirati Dirham 3.702 0.249
Australian Dollar 9.515 0.095
Botswana Pula 1.243 0.683
Canadian Dollar 9.833 0.085
Swiss Franc 12.195 0.064
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 2.032 0.454
Czech Koruna
Danish Krone
Egyptian Pound
Fijian Dollar
Ghanaian Cedi
Hong Kong Dollar 1.613 0.518
Hungarian Forint
Israeli Shekel 2.928 0.220
Indian Rupee
Japanese Yen 0.125 7.134
Kenyan Shilling
Sri Lankan Rupee
Basotho Loti 1.000 1.000
Moroccan Dirham
Malagasy Ariary
Mauritian Rupee 0.379 2.299
Malawian Kwacha
Mexican Peso
Mozambican Metical 4.104
Namibian Dollar 1.000 1.000
Nigerian Naira
Norwegian Krone
New Zealand Dollar 8.651 0.097
Pakistani Rupee
Polish Zloty
Qatari Riyal
Romanian Leu
Russian Ruble
Rwandan Franc
Saudi Arabian Riyal
Swedish Krona
Singapore Dollar 9.132 0.087
Swazi Lilangeni 1.000 1.000
Thai Baht 0.400 1.847
Tunisian Dinar
Turkish Lira
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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
2019-06-23 21:39:37 UTC
Ya know, there's not a lot of internet service in Swaziland South Africa. Time will tell. They are traveling from… https://t.co/BVtMOxXW5E
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-06-23 21:40:22 UTC
RT @tWeatherSA: ⚠️ ALERT: EXTREMELY COLD in SOUTHERN GAUTENG with OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES DIPPING TO THEIR LOWEST SO FAR IN ALL OF 2… https://t.co/NXii18kQs5
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2019-06-23 21:42:23 UTC
RT @bucyaaron: Someone asked my seat mate on my flight to Johannesburg if I was famous... Ma’am, let me assure you, if I was famou… https://t.co/kGVfvnnVrP
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-06-23 21:43:35 UTC
RT @tWeatherSA: ⚠️ ALERT: EXTREMELY COLD in SOUTHERN GAUTENG with OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES DIPPING TO THEIR LOWEST SO FAR IN ALL OF 2… https://t.co/NXii18kQs5
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2019-06-23 21:46:44 UTC
RT @Nightsh54017411: ⚠️ ALERT: EXTREMELY COLD in SOUTHERN GAUTENG with OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES DIPPING TO THEIR LOWEST SO FAR IN ALL OF 2… https://t.co/ojhAuwyZKk
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-06-23 21:47:17 UTC
@Kuhlulah At number one eloff street corner wemmer-jubilee next to faraday taxi rank in Johannesburg cbd
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-06-23 21:49:05 UTC
Mais pourquoi tu es la l’équipe est rentrée (après élimination 3eme match) et la il nous dit qu’il est resté pour s… https://t.co/zcNlDwDEWT
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-06-23 21:49:10 UTC
@ChueneNelly You can coined collect at number one eloff street corner wemmer-jubilee next to faraday taxi rank in J… https://t.co/ZC0B9ltq5E
Johannesburg added 1 tweet
2019-06-23 21:50:25 UTC
RT @fadelabdellaoui: Mais pourquoi tu es la l’équipe est rentrée (après élimination 3eme match) et la il nous dit qu’il est resté pour s… https://t.co/zcNlDwDEWT

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Johannesburg news videos

I had THE best time in Johannesburg South Africa for Afro Punk and I shared everything in this video! Stay tuned for part 2 of my ...
See what it is like to land a Boeing 747-400F at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in South Africa. Video shows the full arrival over ...
Welcome to Johannesburg! On our way home from the UK to Cape Town, we stopped off in Joburg and spent a few days ...
This video is of Joburg 1980. My middle daughter was born at Mary Mount Hospital in Kensington. A fabulous city and RSA is a ...
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Johannesburg news texts

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces Exhibitor List for London
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces Exhibitor List for London

The event in October will include 44 exhibitors from 19 countries.

5 days conditional positive
Turkey's TABIP to work with top S. African institutions - Turkey News

Top-ranked South African universities and scientific institutions have expressed a willingness to cooperate with the Academic & Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey (TABIP), the organization said on May 31.

23 days conditional negative
The President of South Africa on Finding That 'Mandela Magic' to Fix the Country

'South Africa must emerge out of this widespread poverty,' says President Cyril Ramaphosa. Here's how he wants to fix his country.

about 2 months indicative positive
Waste-pickers hand over memorandum to City of Johannesburg

Collectors say they started negotiating with the city in 2017 to recognise work the reclaimers have done.

about 2 months indicative negative
[LISTEN] The annual #JoziWalks series is back with 12 exciting walking tours

The walks taking place on 18 and 19 May will be held in places such as Braamfontein, Turffontein and Orange Farm.

2 months conditional positive
Johannesburg most dangerous metro in Gauteng, but murder rate is lower than CT

Researcher Siphelele Ngobese discusses the State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report for 2018/2019.

2 months indicative positive
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.

3 months 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.

3 months indicative neutral

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