Johannesburg (/dʒoʊˈhænᵻsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans:[joˈɦɐnəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, eGoli, and Joeys, and abbreviated as JHB) is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. The city was named and established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm. The city is commonly interpreted as the modern day El Dorado due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand The name is attributed to one or all of three men involved in the establishment of the city. In ten years, the population was 100,000 inhabitants. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, which has the final word on interpretation of South Africa's constitution as well as with issues in connection with constitutional matters. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.
Known as the Transvaal Observatory until 1912, it became the Republic Observatory in 1961. Well remembered for the quality of its Directors, work done on minor planets and the discovery of Proxima Centauri, growing light pollution problems in Johannesburg led to its closure in 1971-1972.
On 15 February, the date that the commission set for his appearance, his lawyers sent a letter stating his intention not to appear, which cited Zuma’s review application against the chairperson’s refusal to recuse himself ... Dan Mafora is a lawyer in Johannesburg, who dabbled in corporate law but is now freelance.
“The falsehoods peddled during what our client considers the monumental compromise of the country’s intelligence by SSA officials have left him with no choice but to lay criminal charges against those who conspired to tell the nation blatant and deliberate falsehoods,” said his lawyers Kgoroeadira Mudau Attorneys.
Johannesburg - A Free State lawyer has been scrapped off the roll of advocates and now has a criminal record after using fake documents to apply for a magistrate position. Ruwaidah Edith Henney, 38, was convicted and sentenced for fraud last week over an incident that occurred in April 2018 ...IOL .
Johannesburg – A Brits lawyer narrowly missed a prison sentence for stealing R4 million worth of trust funds ... In August, Johannesburg CentralPolice arrested a 30-year-old man alleged to have masqueraded as an estate lawyer and then defrauded two widows of R1.3 million.
Pretoria - Action SA leader and former mayor of JohannesburgHerman Mashaba will provide families whose children drowned in open trenches with lawyers to hold the City of Tshwane and its contractor responsible for their deaths ... "As a South African I am not prepared to let our government do this to our communities 26 years into our democracy.
Johannesburg - One of the country’s prominent lawyers, Vuyani Ngalwana SC, has called on PresidentCyril Ramaphosa and others who served in former president Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet to appear before the Zondo commission and account for their alleged roles in corruption and state capture.