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South Western View - Top of Africa

Soweto is in the distance (which you can see in the tower, but is difficult in the photo)
Central Joburg . . .

November 2nd 2008
Today I did a Johannesburg city tour. Again Michael was my guide. The tour focused on Central Joburg, the sites and areas within it. We first drove through Hillbrow. It had been one of the most beautiful areas to live in. During apartheid, many wealthy whites lived there. It later became one of the first areas in the country where both blacks and whites could live. Soon the white people be ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg

South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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