city of johannesburg
Getting around Joburg on a minibus taxi can be daunting for newbies. But once you know your short right from your after robot, and your Diepsloot from your Orange Farm, it's the fastest, most popular and often the cheapest way to get where you want to go.
To foster a lifelong love for reading among the world's children, Biblionef donates books to schools, libraries and early childhood development centres. The project has reached some 3 million children, introducing them to a world of new stories and ideas.
The fifth C40 Cities Mayors Summit will take place in Johannesburg this month. It's a good time to look at the measures the city is taking to combat the effects of changing weather patterns. It is among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in South Africa, but it is working to rebalance this legacy.
Joburg’s inner city is a daunting place to live, and its children face daily hazards such as drug abuse and violence. The Hillbrow Theatre Project offers a haven, where they can learn life skills while discovering their artistic talents.
Johannesburg rang with the sound of vuvuzela trumpets on Wednesday 9 June as fans from the township of Soweto to the glitzy commercial centre of Sandton took to the streets to show their support for Bafana Bafana, the country's national football team.
• Gallery: Mandela meets Bafana Bafana