Property in Gauteng - Johannesburg Central and Johannesburg Northern Suburbs
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Private Sale has a variety of available property in the Johannesburg region of Gauteng, South Africa including property such as houses, townhouses, flats, apartments and vacant land in
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Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa
Buying property in Johannesburg is a good investment as Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa and is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.
Johannesburg is one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world and South Africa's only officially designated global city. Although Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three official capitals it is the capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa. The South African Constitutional Court is situated in Johannesburg as well as the O.R. Tambo International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Africa and a gateway for international air travel to and from the rest of southern Africa.
The Johannesburg region is believed to have been inhabited by nomadic Bushmen around 100 000 years ago. They would have lived in the Johannesburg area until about AD 1060 when the Bantu speaking people migrated to the area. The first major European settlement happened in the 1880's when gold was discovered in the Johannesburg region. Starting off as a small prospecting settlement the town grew rapidly with people coming from all over South Africa and the world and the small town grew into Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa.
In addition to the economic advantages of buying property in Johannesburg, the city also enjoys a temperate climate. Johannesburg experience dry, sunny conditions through the year with the exception of occasional late afternoon downpours in the summer months of October to April. In the winter the temperatures do occasionally drop to freezing point or below during the night.
The fact that Johannesburg is the financial and economic hub of South Africa makes investing in Johannesburg property an attractive and often lucrative option. Johannesburg produces 16% of South Africa's gross domestic product and accounts for 40% of Gauteng's economic activity. Johannesburg has a variety of manufacturing industries and many banking and commercial companies are located in the city. Africa's largest stock exchange, the JSE Securities Exchange, is located in Johannesburg.
Buying property in Johannesburg is also a good option for the sports lover. Ellis Park stadium is home to the Super 14 rugby team called the Lions and the stadium also hosts many international rugby games. Premier League soccer teams based in Johannesburg include Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Moroka Swallows and Witwatersrand University. The Wanderers Stadium is home to local cricket team called the Highveld Lions and the stadium also features regular international cricket games.
Johannesburg has some of the top private and public universities in South Africa. The public universities situated in Johannesburg are the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg. The most notable private university in Johannesburg is Monash University which has campuses in South Africa, Australia and Malaysia.
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Gauteng Province of South Africa
Although Gauteng is the smallest of the nine South African province in terms of land size, it is the economic powerhouse of South Africa and the Gauteng province generates the highest property transfers per year in terms of national property sales .
Johannesburg, also known as Egoli -"place of gold", is the capital of Gauteng. Johannesburg offers a variety of real estate opportunities with property in Sandton, Bryanston, Fourways, Lonehill and property in Midrand. The Midrand area also include the sought after real estate and smallholdings in the Kyalami area. To the west we have property in Randburg, Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Randfontein and florida with Farms and smallholdings in the Lanseria area where the Lanseria Airport is located.
To the south of Johannesburg prime property are found in Alberton, Bassonia, Glenvista and Mondeor. To the east of Johannesburg we have property available in Germiston, Benoni, Boksburg, Bedfordview, Edenvale and Kempton park where the Johannesburg International Airport is located. Bordering the Freestate we have a wide selection of property in Heidelberg, Meyerton, Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark.
About 50km north of Johannesburg lies Pretoria the second largest city in Gauteng and also the administrative capital of South Africa. Pretoria is also known as the Jacaranda City because of its purple Jacaranda trees that can be found just about everywhere in the city. Pretoria is also home to the government's Union Buildings with its amazing historical architecture.
The Vaal River is the south border of Gauteng seperating it from the Free State province. Here you will find the important industrial and coal-mining towns of Vanderbiljpark and Vereeniging. Vandbijlpark is filled with holiday resorts and just the place to take a boat to the water and has a reputation for it's valuable waterfront property in Gauteng.
Gauteng is home to major Universities including the University of Pretoria, University of South Africa (UNISA), University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) and the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU). UNISA is one of the largest correspondence universities in the world. It is also no surprise then that the majority of South Africa's research and development is hosted in Gauteng Province. It houses most major IT (Information Technology) companies as well as most of Financial Institution head quarters including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Gauteng also has significant agricultural land providing fruit, vegetables, dairy products and meat to the cities as well as areas where maize, groundnuts, sunflowers, cotton and sorghum are grown.
Like themost of the interior of the eastern parts of South Africa this is a summer rainfall area. Summers are hot and winters frosty but dry