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Place in Gauteng, South Africa

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Johannesburg: Place in Gauteng, South Africa
Johannesburg, informally known as Jozi, Joburg or "the city of gold", is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. Johannesburg 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. It was one of the host cities of the official tournament of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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South Africans play vuvuzelas for medical workers nightly [Video]

South Africans play vuvuzelas for medical workers nightly

Johannesburg resident Marie-Claire Willys and her family are joining fellow South Africans by playing vuvuzelas and cheering every night at 7pm to show solidarity for the country's medical workers amid..

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:34Published
Mixed results as S. Africa enters 21-day lockdown [Video]

Mixed results as S. Africa enters 21-day lockdown

South Africans woke up under lockdown on Friday, struggling to adapt to some of the toughest restrictions in the world as the country recorded its first coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases rose..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

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