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.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Endeavour Mining's (EDV.L) operations in Burkina Faso are "unaffected by recent political events", the gold miner said on Monday after the West African nation's second military coup of the year on Friday.
“I was not happy,” he said, with “the stress of the mine.” ... The companies could be prosecuted for violating South Africa’s environmental and water laws, or could be forced to pay compensation, said Tracy-Lynn Field, a law professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg who specializes in environmental and mining law.
in the mining town of Randsburg... Here’s a brief history of Randsburg; three prospectors who discovered gold near the present site of Randsburg discovered the Rand Mining District in 1895 ... In 1898, the Randsburg Railroad reached what is now Johannesburg and served as a supply center for the Searles, Panamint and Death Valley mines.
Grace Jones turned me into a Marxist. by Charles Mudede. I have dreams I can never forget ... Also, hers is a transhistorical view of work ... The labor expended in the mines of Johannesburg, or on the plantations of Georgia, or in the factories of Manchester cannot be compared to that expended by a person whose economic base was simply "axe to wood."
Johannesburg’s mine dumps and Jagersfontein’s tailings dam nonetheless contain some value as new technology allows for the further extraction of minerals from the waste they contain ... Over the years, the Jagersfontein community has been living in fear of the tailings dam, including conveying its concerns to the government and the mine.
Communities should work with the government to help it deal with the illegal mining problem, which is fast becoming a pandemic in SA, deputy president David Mabuza told MPs on Thursday ...The police had arrested more than 4‚675 illegal miners‚ closed 135 mining holes and were closing decommissioned mines, he said.
Tailings dam was shut in 2020 due to excess waterOperations were cleared to resume in 2021 - officialPresident says govt investigating dam burstDe Beers sold historic mine assets in 2010...Jagersfontein is reprocessing the tailings waste in the hopes of finding diamonds that were missed during initial mining, he added.
Ministers in South Africa to discuss climate plan in daysEnvironment minister still aims to present it before COP27Unions need to be appeased over loss of coal mining jobsEurope's coal binge has damaged its "moral authority". JOHANNESBURG, Sept 13 (Reuters) - South...