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  • Top Reasons to Go to Johannesburg

    Cradle of Humankind: Visit the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Visitor Centre at this World Heritage Site, about an hour from Johannesburg, to... Read more

  • Posing on a Gold Mine

    In 1952, Dolly Rathebe, a young black woman who was to become a jazz-singing legend, and a white German photographer, J├╝rgen Schadeberg,... Read more

  • Other Northern Suburbs Neighborhoods

    While Saxonwold, Parkview, and Parktown are where you'll find most of the sights in the northern suburbs, the nearby suburbs of Rosebank, Greenside,... Read more

  • Hector Pieterson and the Soweto Uprising

    On June 16, 1976, hundreds of schoolchildren in Soweto marched to protest the use of Afrikaans as the primary language of education in the... Read more

  • Victorian Parktown

    Parktown was once a gated community for the area's mining magnates, but most of its Victorian mansions fell victim to the wrecking ball long ago.... Read more

  • Kwaito

    Kwaito is a uniquely South African music genre, rooted in house, raga (a subgenre of reggae), hip-hop, and local rhythms. It emerged from the country's... Read more

  • Johannesburg and the World Cup

    After years or preparation and planning, South Africa is ready to host the largest sporting event in the world, the World Cup, in 2010. The... Read more


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