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The city is a financial juggernaut on the African continent. Pulsating with energy and drive, Johannesburg is a hub of culture and excitement. []


Name: Johannesburg, also referred to as Jozi, Joburg or Egoli (place of Gold)

Province: Gauteng Province

Population: 3,2 million

Altitude: 1753m

Geography: Located on the eastern high-lying plateau in South Africa referred to as the Highveld.

Climate: Dry with winter temperatures ranging from 24°-16°C. Summer is temperate with temperatures exceeding 30°C and afternoon thundershowers.

Key Economic Sectors: Retail, Finance

Professional Football Clubs: Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs, Moroka Swallows Orlando Pirates (Premier) FC AK, Jomo Cosmos (1st Division)


Ellis Park Stadium: Ellis Park, at the centre of bustling Johannesburg, was built in 1982 and has had a long and distinguished history with sport.

Soccer City: For a long time Soccer City was the only South African stadium dedicated to the beautiful game and is a fitting finals venue.


Fans Say

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Rustenburg: In the heart of the savannah bushveld, brimming with natural beauty at the foot of the Magaliesburg Mountains.

Johannesburg: Pulsating with energy and drive, Johannesburg is a hub of culture and excitement.

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