Usage French (African)
Pronounced Pron. JO-hanis-BERG(African French) [key]
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Contributor Contrib.AngelM0113 on 5/5/2017
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.