The Johannesburg of is a modern version of its
inauspicious but frantic beginnings. Unlike most other major
cities, was not founded near water.
Inland, and perched on
the 80km long rocky outcrop of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg's existence and growth came from the financial
waters left behind - gold.
Johannesburg is the technological and financial forerunner
of Africa, South Africa's premier business destination and
home, including Soweto, to more than five million people.
Built on and maintained by the ancient ground it covers,
Johannesburg is the prince of the subcontinent.