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, the wealthiest province in South Africa. Gold was discovered in this region on the Witwatersrand by Australian prospector George Harrison. Greater Johannesburg’s growth was largely based from the beginning on the discovery of gold.
Johannesburg is known for its rich and diverse culture and arts. It hosts a wide variety of cultural venues, making it a prominent area for many creative and cultural industries. The city is home to the National School of Arts, The University of Witwatersrand’s School of the Arts and the South African Ballet Theatre, to name a few. There are numerous other museums, theatres, galleries and libraries to visit in this lively city. The city’s profusion of trees – approximately 6 million, make it the largest, man-made forest in the world!
Johannesburg has become an internationally renowned and vibrant metropolis, with over 4 million inhabitants. It is the most powerful commercial centre on the African continent. Even though infrastructure matches leading first world cities, the cost of living is far lower. Johannesburg has become a destination of choice for business due to an outstanding reputation for quality and affordability.
The temperature all year round is neither humid nor too hot for comfort, with sunshine daily. Winters are short and mild.
With Johannesburg being such a culturally diverse city, full of life and wonder, it is truly a great place to buy and invest in property. Give Home Inspection Services a call today to arrange your property inspection in this area.