Johannesburg, fondly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, is a dichotomy of culture, like much of South Africa itself. Despite the gaps, it proves to have richness in history and new modern districts full of things to do. As the host of the 2010 World Cup, many areas have been revamped into cool spaces with new purpose. The people are friendly and the recent improvements in transportation help Johannesburg travel be a great addition to a South Africa visit.



While Johannesburg has become modern and beautified in the last 10 years, it holds a dark history. From 1948 to 1994 South Africa endured apartheid, a system that segregated races and gave power to those of European descent while lowering the status of people from non-European backgrounds (i.e. blacks, Indians and people of color). After years of protests, negotiations and elections, the system was dismantled, although there was a period of disorganization and corruption where crime was rampant.


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