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Property in Gauteng - Johannesburg

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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

Property in Gauteng - Johannesburg Central and Northern Suburbs, South Africa

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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.

Search the Private Sale site for property in Johannesburg for sale and to rent privately including houses, townhouses, vacant land, simplexes, duplexes, farms etc.


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