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Information on the history of Gauteng and surrounding suburbs
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The suburbs and surrounding areas and smaller towns of Johannesburg, in Gauteng Province includes:
The Cradle of Humankind.
Gauteng Province stretches from Pretoria, in the North, to Vereeniging, in the South. Johannesburg is the capital of the Gauteng province in South Africa and is considered to be the unofficial commercial capital of South Africa Johannesburg was founded in 1886, when gold was discovered in the area, and since then there have been four main "phases" of development. The original tented camps, which sprang up almost overnight (giving it the nick-name of "Mushroom City") gave way to tin shantys. These were replaced in turn by large 4 story Edwardian types of brick buildings. Finally it became a modern city (one of the "youngest" cities in the world) with skyscrapers, of which the Carlton Centre is the tallest in South Africa - 50 stories high.
The Hillbrow Tower (formerly the JG Strijdom Tower ) is the equivalent of 90 stories high.
It even has 6 casinos, one of which is the famous Monte Casino, where locals and tourists can play roulette and blackjack .
Although Johannesburg only became officially a city in 1928, it was set up as a town as early as 1886. The town was previously a farm called Randjieslaagte. At that time the Government owned the property and auctioned off 980 stands which lead to the establishment of the town.