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Why you should visit Johannesburg at least once in your life

Ranked the world’s top city by Rough Guides in 2015, Johannesburg is going places. It’s breaking free of its reputation problem, and emerging as a seriously good alternative to Cape Town with galleries, shops, museums and markets to rival any in the world. Now it’s a hipster hangout, the ‘cool capital of the southern hemisphere’ (GQ magazine), transforming itself […]...

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Africa’s top ten richest cities, guess who is number one?

For the purposes of the report, “total wealth” refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each city. It includes all their assets – property, cash, equities, business interests – less any liabilities. Government funds are excluded from the figures used.Johannesburg came out top of the list with total wealth held […]...

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Johannesburg the most dangerous city in South Africa? I think not…

The latest violence data shows which South African cities are the most violent. The statistics recently showed that three South African cities – namely Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo city – are among the 50 most violent cities in the world. Cape Town was ranked as the 14th most violent city in the […]...

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Joburg – leading the smart city revolution in Africa

Johannesburg has been ranked as the top city in Africa in terms of sustainable urban development and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). Johannesburg was ranked 35th on the Ericsson Networked Society City Index. Only two other African cities made the list – Cairo at 37th and Lagos at 40th. Despite taking the top spot in […]...

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JHB Fast Facts: How the North was won and where it got us

1886 Australian prospector George Harrison discovers gold on what was then called the Witwatersrand, spurring a gold rush. The tent camp becomes a magnet for fortune hunters who make their way to the mining encampment bringing with them contract labourers. Within three years the place becomes the largest settlement in South Africa. 1887 The city’s first newspaper […]...

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Joburg’s favourite suburbs

Sunninghill/Lonehill/Fourways They are well-established neighbourhoods and have a host of good private schools to choose from. It is here that one finds one of the largest concentrations of security estates clustered around the Fourways area, which offers many options for shopping, entertainment, healthcare and recreation. It is fairly close to Sandton. Sandton/Bryanston In the last […]...

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Fine dining in Johannesburg

Athol Place (Sandton) This oasis boasts manicured gardens, exquisite décor and art, and incredible food. Next-level hot breakfasts include truffle-infused scrambled eggs with salmon on rye, and a French toast stack. The bistro lunch menu has burgers, line fish, tagliatelle and sandwiches. Dinner is the main event: the seasonal set menu begins with an amuse-bouche in […]...

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10 Fun Things To Do In Johannesburg

Jozi’s got it all- the energy, the friendliest people, the freshest ideas and the high-octane lifestyle and unique character which attracts people from all over the world. Visit the Locrate Market in Soweto The self-described lifestyle market “to break all markets”, the Locrate Market has “mother trucker” food trucks, live music, poetry readings, bike tours, […]...

What you should expect from a quality BnB

When talking about establishments like hotels and b&bs, referring to their star rating is rather common – but how many of us really know what it all means? How do hotels get graded and what does each of the star ratings entail? Also, does the same set of criteria apply to guesthouses or backpackers, as […]...

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