johannesburg johannesburg  /ˌdʒoʊ ˈhæ nɪs bərɡ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria; commercial center for diamond and gold industries

News

  1. S.Africa April retail sales growth slows to 1.9 pct y/y

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Growth in South Africa's retail sales slowed to 1.9 percent year-on-year in April from a revised 2.7 percent in March, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. On a month-on-month basis, sales were down 0.6 percent in April but increased by 2.8 percent in the three months to April compared with the same period the previous year. Economists polled by Reuters had ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Mandela remains in hospital for a 5th day

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — For the fifth straight day, former South African President Nelson was in a Pretoria hospital on Wednesday, being treated for a recurring lung infection.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Africa to sell 2026, 2031 and 2036 bonds next week

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will auction 2.35 billion rand worth of its 2026, 2031 and 2036 government bonds on June 18. Details of the invitation are on page
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "If there was ever a detonation in New York City, or London, or Johannesburg, the ramifications economically, politically and from a security perspective would be devastating," Obama said before meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma.
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "And we want to make more history in the final.Somebody will.Spain faces the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg, ensuring a first-time champion. The Dutch, who beat Uruguay 3-2 on Tuesday night, have lost in their only two trips to...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: Financial News USA (press release)

  3. "It was not a miracle, but reality on the pitch in Johannesburg," Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic said in a text message sent to The Associated Press through his spokesman.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Ivan Gasparovic Source: The Canadian Press

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