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Gauteng the Place of Gold

Gauteng, a Sesotho word for “Place of Gold”, is one of the nine (9) provinces of South Africa. It is the country’s smallest province with only 1.4% of South Africa’s land area. The tiny province of Gauteng punches way above its weight, contributing around 34% to the national economy and some 7% to the GDP of the entire African continent. With a total area of 16 548 square kilometers, Gauteng is South Africa’s smallest province geographically.

Gauteng is a City Region

The people of Gauteng have the highest per capita income level in the country. The most important economic sectors are financial and business services, logistics and communications, and mining. As the financial capital of Africa, more than 70 foreign banks have their head offices in the province. The province is home to 3 metropolitan municipalities, namely: Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni.

Johannesburg is the province’s financial capital, with advantages including well-developed infrastructure, and is the site of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) which is the largest securities exchange in Africa.

The City of Tshwane is a main hub for South Africa’s automotive industry, contributing to 40% of overall national production, and has competitive advantages in metal production and the defense industry.

Gauteng a Knowledge
and Innovation Hub

Ekurhuleni is the manufacturing hub of the province and is also home to South Africa’s biggest, busiest airport, O.R. Tambo International Airport. The Province has the most important educational and health centres in the country. City of Tshwane boasts the largest residential university in South Africa, the University of Pretoria (UP), and what is believed to be the largest correspondence university in the world, the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Most of South Africa’s research and development takes place in Gauteng, which is home to many of the country’s core biotechnology companies. Leading research institutes such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (OVI) are based there.

Modern Infrastructure with Amazing Heritage Sites.

Gauteng is also home to the Cradle of Humankind, one of South Africa’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. The region of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and environs has one of the world’s richest concentrations of hominid fossils, evidence of human evolution over the past 3.5-million years.

Gauteng has the infrastructure, amenities and services capable of hosting a conference of international standards.

The Gauteng province firmly believes that given the type of facilities available and the opportunities it has, the Province has the best capacity to host the JCI World Congress 2021. Gauteng’s competitive advantage in the country allows for the JCI World Congress.

2021 delegates to have a unique cosmopolitan urban experience.

2021 World Congress Organizing Committee. Junior Chamber International South Africa. 

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