Visiting Joburg? Here are some this buzzing African city’s vitals:
The energy of the Highveld, with its intense summers broken only by intermittent electric storms, is echoed in the sheer buzz of the place. In Johannesburg people walk and talk fast, they drive at high speed too, and the ever increasing skyline – as glass and chrome structures rise like mushrooms seemingly overnight – reflects the rapid development that has taken place in the city in the last 10 years.
There is more to Gauteng than the art of business and money-making. Johannesburg and Pretoria – the two major cities in Gauteng – are diametrically opposed. Pretoria provides a more laid-back, gentrified alternative – its jacaranda lined, wide streets and lovely old buildings a more sedate choice for many who readily make the daily commute to Johannesburg.
Violet Jacaranda Trees line Cradock Avenue in Gauteng
From left to right:Thousands of young people fill the FNB stadium in Joburg on Youth Day, 16 June; A school trip to the Joburg Zoo; the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) situated in the heart of the city.
Left to right: The 1957 Bus Boycott in Alexandra township; Alexandra township today.
Average January temperatures
Average July temperatures
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(the above information extracted from www.cityguide.travel-guides.com)
From left to right: The Joburg railway station in the city; Newtown cultural precinct on the city’s outskirts and the Sandton Convention Centre in the Sandton Central Business District, and venue for Input 2008.
Airport Transfers for INPUT 2008 delegates:
Input delegates flying into O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg are encouraged to book transport between the airport and their accomodation beforehand with the recommended Input 2008 Transport Company SoWhere2.
Delegates can make suitable payment arrangement with SoWhere2 beforehand or upon arrival as long as you are registered for the Input 2008 conference and provided these are arranged before landing in Joburg.
(All pictures from the City of Johannesburg website)