Gauteng

Gauteng  is the smallest and most highly developed province in South Africa. Approximately 14.7 million people live in the Economic powerhouse of South Arica.

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the financial hub of the country. And the action. It’s the most powerful commercial centre on the African continent. It is an African city that works: the phones dial, the lights switch on, you can drink the water, there are multi-lane freeways, skyscrapers, conference centres, golf courses. If you should get lost, ordinary people on the street speak English. Almost everyone has a cell phone. You can send e-mail from your hotel room, you can bank any foreign currency, you can watch CNN, and should you fall ill, the hospitals have world-class equipment and doctors who can be trusted to provide world class care.

Founded on 4 October 1886 – One of the youngest major cities in the world
One of the world’s biggest man-made forests – 10 million trees
Largest city in the world not built on a river or coastline – We are here because of our gold
40% of the world’s ancestor fossils discovered in Johannesburg area
Johannesburg International airport – biggest in Africa
Elevation 6000 ft (2000m) – Takes 1 minute longer to boil an egg
Crime rate down by 70% – below many US major cities
University of the Witwatersrand – 5500 teaching hospital beds
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital – 3000 beds – world’s largest hospital
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital – 1500 beds
Helen Joseph Hospital – 600 beds
Netcare Milpark Hospital – 456 beds

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