Johannesburg (/dʒoʊˈhænᵻsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans:[joˈɦɐnəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, eGoli, and Joeys, and abbreviated as JHB) is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. The city was named and 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 due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand The name is attributed to one or all of three men involved in the establishment of the city. In ten years, the population was 100,000 inhabitants. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, which has the final word on interpretation of South Africa's constitution as well as with issues in connection with constitutional matters. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.
Known as the Transvaal Observatory until 1912, it became the Republic Observatory in 1961. Well remembered for the quality of its Directors, work done on minor planets and the discovery of Proxima Centauri, growing light pollution problems in Johannesburg led to its closure in 1971-1972.
The bodies, some of which were badly decomposed, were found outside a mine shaft and near the railway tracks in Orkney, about 180km (111 miles) southwest of Johannesburg, according to the police statement issued on Wednesday ... However, a larger number of people are involved in illegal mining activities, most of them run by crime syndicates.
The methane cloud was spotted about 125 kilometres east of Johannesburg, South Africa, in an area where Sasol Ltd. has several coal mines as well as chemical and fuel operations ... The cloud was spotted about 125 kilometers (78 miles) east of Johannesburg in an area where Sasol Ltd. has several coal mines as well as chemical and fuel operations.
The site of the alleged diamond find is located about 360 km southeast of Johannesburg. “Images and videos have been circulating on social media where some involved in the illegal mining are seen celebrating in belief that they had struck it rich,” the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government said in its own post on Twitter.
The spinoff, Thungela Resources, could end up generating more greenhouse gases than the mines that have gradually been run down by Anglo ... "I didn't take up this role to close these mines, to close this business," Ndlovu said in an 8 June interview at Thungela's new offices in Johannesburg's Rosebank business district ... Mine investment.
Johannesburg- A former Glencore executive has denied accusations that the mining giant was reliant on PresidentCyril Ramaphosa’s shareholding to leverage negotiations with Eskom over a coal supplier agreement (CSA) ... Glencore replied on publicly available information on OCH when it became listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
“I didn’t take up this role to close these mines, to close this business,” Ndlovu said in a June 8 interview at Thungela’s new offices in Johannesburg’s Rosebank business district ...Mine investment. “Anglo was not going to invest in the future of these mines necessarily,” Ndlovu said.
Drawing a comparison between mining communities in Ghana and those in South Africa, he explained how gold mining had contributed significantly to the development of Johannesburg, compared with mining towns in Ghana ... “Workers who go underground to mine gold in Johannesburg and ...
JOHANNESBURG - MINERALS CouncilSouth Africa, previously known as the Chamber of Mines, will be led by a woman for the first time in its 131-year history after veteran executive Nolitha Fakude was voted president during the council’s annual general meeting (AGM) held virtually yesterday.