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Information on the Gauteng province of South Africa

Conference Venues South Africa brings you information on the Gauteng province of South Africa including information on the Pretoria region, Greater Johannesburg Region, Southern Gauteng, the West Rand and the East Rand regions of Gauteng.

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About the Gauteng Province of South Africa

Gauteng means Place of Gold in Sesotho. The word is a historical Sesotho name given to Johannesburg after gold was discovered in the region. Gauteng is bordered by the Vaal River with Free State to the south; it also borders with North West Province to the west, Limpopo Province to the north, and the Mpumalanga Province to the east. Most of Gauteng is situated on the Highveld region of South Africa.

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Gauteng is considered to be the economic hub of South Africa and contributes hugely in the transport, manufacturing, financial, telecommunications and technology sectors of the country even though it only covers 1.4% of South Africa’s total land area. Gauteng plays host to a large number of overseas companies requiring a commercial centre and gateway to Africa. The province generates 10% of the gross domestic product of the entire African continent.

The Gauteng province of South Africa is divided into five regions namely the Greater Johannesburg area, Greater Pretoria Region, the East Rand and the West Rand and Southern Gauteng.

Gauteng is growing rapidly due to mass urbanization, which has brought with it both opportunities and challenges. One of these challenges is transport and Johannesburg, as the core of Gauteng, is beginning to experience the traffic problems of other major cities. The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link is an attempt to resolve this problem, by providing effective high-speed rail between OR Tambo International Airport, Sandton, Johannesburg, Pretoria.

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History of Gauteng

Gauteng is widely thought to be the cradle of humankind and perhaps one of the places humans first started walking upright. The most remarkable yield amongst others, was the discovery of a 2.5-million-year-old female skull by Dr Broom in 1947, which he named Mrs Ples. The province was home to several different cultures as far back as 1100 AD. The Khoi-San cave paintings (Klerksdorp area) date back to between 20 000 and 30 000 years.....Gauteng History

Gauteng Geography

Gauteng is bordered with Free State to the south but separated by the Vaal River. It also borders with North West Province to the west, Limpopo Province to the north, and the Mpumalanga Province to the east. Most of Gauteng is on the Highveld and between Pretoria and Johannesburg, there are undulating hills and low parallel ridges. Due to its lower altitude, the north of the province is more subtropical....Gauteng Geography

Climate of Gauteng

The climate in Gauteng is largely influenced by altitude. The province is at a subtropical latitude, but the climate is comparatively cooler, particularly in Johannesburg, at 1,700 (m) above sea level (Pretoria is at 1,330m). Most rainfall occurs in the afternoon as short thunderstorms; however relative humidity does not become uncomfortable. Winters are cold and dry with frost occurring in southern Gauteng. Snow is rare but has fallen occasionally in the Johannesburg area...Gauteng Climate

Economy of Gauteng

Gauteng is considered to be the economic hub of South Africa. It contributes mainly in the transport, manufacturing, financial, telecommunications and technology sectors. Gauteng only covers 1.4% of South Africa’s total land area. It also plays host to a large number of overseas companies requiring a commercial centre and gateway to Africa. Gauteng is the smallest of South Africa's nine provinces, contributes 33.9% of its. Gauteng generates 10% of the gross domestic product of the entire African continent......Gauteng Economy

Education in Gauteng

Gauteng is known as a centre of learning in South Africa and has several universities and schools of higher learning. Gauteng Department of Education is embarking on a plan to produce fully functional ICT laboratories to all public schools in the Gauteng province. The name of this project is Gauteng OnLine....Gauteng Education

Towns and Suburbs of the Gauteng province of South Africa

Alberton , Arcadia , Auckland Park , Bedfordview , Benoni , Boekenhoutskloof , Boksburg , Brooklyn , Bruma , Bryanston , Centurion , Cullinan , De Wagensdrift , Dinokeng , Edenvale , Elandsdrift , Fourways , Johannesburg , Fairland , Germiston ,Glenvista , Hartbeespoort , Hatfield , Houghton , Irene , Kameeldrift , Kempton Park , Kromdraai , Krugersdorp , Lanseria , Linden , Little Falls , Lonehill , Lynnwood , Magaliesburg , Melville , Menlo Park , Menlyn , Meyerspark , Midrand , Modderfontein , Mondeor , Montana , Muldersdrift , Murrayfield , Noordheuwel , Northcliff , North Riding , Parktown , Pretoria , Pretoria East , Randburg , Randfontein, Rivonia , Roodepoort , Rosebank , Rust de Winter , Sandton , Sandhurst , Springs , Vereeniging , Vanderbijlpark , Walkerville , Wapadrand , Waterkloof , Weltevredenpark , Woodmead


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