It is the biggest major city in the country, and Johannesburg, also known as Jozi and Egoli, lives up to its latter name as the Place of Gold, not only because of the gold deposits found in the surrounding areas and the fact that it is where gold was first discovered, but also because it is a sparkling, golden city, with a lifestyle that has a wealth of different cultures, thriving businesses, places to play, shopaholics’s paradises – Sandton is the place to flaunt the cash – and venues for the die-hard party starters. It’s trendy, it’s exciting, and it’s Africa’s powerhouse. With over 9 million people roaming trendy suburbs with restaurant lined streets, flocking to exhibitions, concerts, gigs, theatres, casinos and more, Jozi is the playground for the rich and famous, and those who like to live a little dangerously.
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