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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.


(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)


(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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JOHANESBURG (TAP) - South African President Jacob Zuma "failed to uphold" the constitution when he didn't pay back some of the millions of dollars in state funds used to upgrade his home, South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday.
La selection Tunisienne a concede une lourde defaite devant son homologue Kenyane 12-42 (mi-temps 15-21), dimanche a Johanesburg (Afrique du Sud), dans le cadre du tournoi de rugby a VII qualificatif aux jeux olympiques 2016.
000 personnes devant un parterre de chefs d'Etat que meme l'ONU n'a jamais reussi a rassembler en un meme lieu, que la grande ceremonie d'hommage dediee a feu Nelson Mandela, a commence hier a Johanesburg.
The crowd celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela at his memorial service in the Johanesburg football stadium yesterday
Johanesburg, June 26 -- US President Barack Obama has dropped his plan to meet South Africa's first Black President Nelson Mandela during his visit this week, but it is now revealed that the idea was dropped due to Mandela's condition.
Gillian Schutte - Coordinator Johanesburg, South Africa