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Jo'burg was founded in the late 19th century when gold was discovered, and rapidly became a boomtown.

Today it covers 200 square miles and houses over three million people, more than 7% of the population of South Africa.

Crime is a big problem and our tour did not extend into the centre of Johannesburg.

Instead, we stayed in a hotel (see link below) in the wealthy suburb of Rosebank which was safe during the daytime.

Gold dust heaps
Distant views: heaps of gold dust, . . .
Johannesburg skyline
. . . skyscrapers and the telecom tower
Guns, tazers, crossbow
Weapons on sale in a shopping mall

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