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 (jō-hăn′ĭs-bûrg′, -hä′nĭs-)
The largest city of South Africa, in the northeast part of the country northwest of Durban. Founded in 1886 after the discovery of gold nearby, it is a major industrial center.
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(Placename) a city in N South Africa; the capital of Gauteng province: South Africa's largest city and chief industrial centre; grew with the establishment in 1886 of the gold-mining industry; University of Witwatersrand (1922). Pop: 957 441 (2011)
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(dʒoʊˈhæn ɪsˌbɜrg, -ˈhɑ nɪs-, yoʊ-)

a city in S Transvaal, in the NE Republic of South Africa. 1,609,408.
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Noun1.Johannesburg - city in the northeastern part of South Africa near PretoriaJohannesburg - city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria; commercial center for diamond and gold industries
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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Following Zinta's decision, the T20 Global League will have three IPL owners with Cape Town Knight Riders being owned by Shah Rukh Khan, who owns Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and Jo'burg Giants bought by GMR group that own Delhi Daredevils.
FORMER St Christopher's School pupil Sam Hobday took the honours in the amateur division on eight over after closing with a 78 at last weekend's Jo'burg City Masters at the Country Club Johannesburg to pick up his latest golfing trophy.
ARAB NEWS Jaco Prinsloo with the trophy after winning the Jo'burg City Masters on Thursday.
Jo'burg is sprawling, with a bustling inner city and lively "suburbs," some of which are still within the city limits, and others more far-flung around the province of Gauteng.
Heart of gold Johannesburg - whose nicknames include Jo'burg, Jozi and the "City of Gold" - first flourished after the precious metal was discovered in 1886.
Off on a plane to Jo'burg now and the leg I've really been looking forward to in Soweto.
Summary: Many visitors arrive in Jo'burg, attend their meetings, have a few meals in their hotel, and never leave the confines of the uptown corporate district of Sandton.