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                                                Johannesburg
                     

                                                  
History

                                  

B
y 1875 almost 100,000 people lived in Johannesburg and the mines employed more than 75,000 workers.

Black people from the reservations were forced to work in the mines. The men had to do that for at least a year. During this time they were separated from their wives and children and were living under inhumane conditions in the so-called "hostels". 
To stay emotionally in contact with their home and their culture, many of the men started to practice their traditional dances. In the course of the years these performances of the mine dancers also became part of the weekend entertainment for many whites in Johannesburg.


Accommodation in Johannesburg

This article documents the history of Johannesburg, part of present day Gauteng Province, in South Africa. The area around Johannesburg has been inhabited for thousands of years by hunter-gatherer peoples. The establishment of modern-day Johannesburg began in 1886 with the discovery of gold and the Witwatersrand reef. After the discovery, the population of the city exploded and Johannesburg became the largest city in South Africa. Today, it is a centre for learning and entertainment for all of Africa.

Gauteng is growing rapidly due to mass urbanization which is a feature of many developing countries. According to the State of the Cities Report, the urban portion of Gauteng – comprised primarily of the cities of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni (the East Rand) and Tshwane (greater Pretoria) – will be a polycentric urban region with a projected population of some 14.6 million people by 2015,
According to the 2007 Community Survey, the population of the municipal city was 3,888,180 and the population of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area was 7,151,447. A broader definition of the Johannesburg metropolitan area, including the Ekhuruleni, the West Rand, Soweto and Lenasia, has a population of 10,267,700. The municipal city's land area of 1,645 square kilometres (635 sq mi) is very large when compared to other cities, resulting in a moderate population density of 2,364 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,123/sq mi). Johannesburg also encompasses Soweto to the south west, a township that the apartheid government established to accommodate the large number of migrant workers, as well as Lenasia.

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DAVIDSONS FIBREGLASS (Pty) Ltd.
Owner Phil Davidson "Fibreglass in all its forms is our business"  With more than 40 years experience in serving the public, we are well qualified to administer advice and guidance. Call us for fibreglass; resins; epoxy; gel coats; pigments; silicone and Latex; rubbers; polyurethane; acetone or any of the products used in the repair or building of: boats; ponds; tanks; caravans; swimming pools or bumpers.  We also stock fibreglass sheeting and a wide range of powder based compounds from talcum powder to plaster of Paris. 37 5th Street, Linden +27 (0) 11 888 7137 Fax: +27 (0) 11 888 8050  Phil - 083 728 0661 Branches: Midrand - Pta-West and Silverton. web: www.looking4.co.za/davidsons.htm e-mail: raylene@mweb.co.za 

Destiny
Guest House & Tea Garden
Owner - Andrč du Plessis Enjoy the peace & quiet of this private 
"Home from Home" with it's farm
and country setting.  Holiday accommodation or weekend get-aways. Private Tea garden for guests, TV, Self catering or catering.  Air-conditioned. Bring your own meat or we provide braai packs.  Parties, functions, conferences, small weddings. Also incorporating scenic 2km mountain trail, 4X4 track and walking trail situated in the Witwaters Mountain range. This track is rated @ 3-4. Ideal venue for club meetings. Ext. Van der Hoff Road, West Moot, Pta-Swacina Park. Tel/Fax: +27 (0) 12 377 0361  or Contact Andrč on 082 892 3751 web: www.looking4.co.za/destinyhouse.htm  
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E.S.S.C ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SERVICES AFRICA cc Owner Willem Barwise  
                                                         Environmental Science Services Africa cc 
is appointed as and Approved Inspection Authority with the Department of Labour (Certificate no.C10170H), to operate in the comprehensive field of occupational hygiene and safety, including biological and ergonomic hazards, stresses as well as hazardous chemical substances, including lead and asbestos
. The areas that we cover include: Airborne contaminates, Noise levels, Water and Ground pollution.  Our aim is to identify and minimize the hazards to man in his relationship with machines and his work environment, such as thermal and ventilation control and ergonomics. 
Sederboom Avenue Pta-Vastfontein +27 (0) 12 540 0289 Fax: +27 (086) 636 0615 or Fax: +27 12 540 0729 or Contact Willem on 082 828 7858 web: www.looking4.co.za/essc.htm e-mail: essc@intekom.co.za 

SCHIETFONTEIN GLASS & ALUMINIUM  Contact  - Attie van der Walt   *Flat glass *Showers *Tinting *Alunimium sliding, patio doors & windows *Sandblasting *Mirrors *Motor glass.  Free Quotation.  Available 24/7We sandblast your design onto glass and mirrors.  We invite enquiries from Brits North-West 2 as far as West-Rand and greater Johannesburg. (R513)  Plot 38, Schietfontein, De Wildt.  Attie -  082 820 1965 or Fax: +27 (0) 12 504 1497 or Fax: +27 (086) 631 5397 web: www.looking4.co.za/schietglas.htm  e-mail: attieglas@yahoo.com  

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Spedeworth MOTORSPORT SA Owner - Rudy Myburgh or Contact Jan or Rieta  See the King of Motor Sport! Hot Rod Track with fully equipped workshop, where conversions take place, chassis building and all sorts of repairs to hot rods.  Race meetings. (See the next event)  No. 3 Richards Bay Street, Kirkney (Ext. 6)  Pta-Mahem. (Also see Vereeniging Raceway)
+27 (0) 12 372 0118  Fax: +27 (0) 12 372 0097 Rudy 082 556 7762 Jan 082 372 2567  web: www.looking4.co.za/spedeworth.htm  e-mail: rudy127@lantic.net

Willies Transport Owner - Francois Stevens   
Willies Transport handles freight express and carrying and fetching of groups and parties to and from airports etc. Call us for all your transport needs from machine moving to
Executive Bus Tours
  +27 (0) 34 318 2192 and +27 (0) 34 318 5256 or Call Francois on 082 450 1773  23 Magrita Prinsloo Avenue, Newcastle-KZN  web: www.looking4.co.za/williestransport.htm  CLICK to VIEW morewww.willies.co.za