The Witwatersrand Gold Rush 1886: The Birth of Johannesburg and the Golden Legacy of South Africa

Witwatersrand Gold Rush 1886 - timeline of events.

Explore the historical journey of the Witwatersrand Gold Rush, which led to the establishment of Johannesburg and initiated South Africa’s domination of world gold production. The first recorded discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand was made by Jan Gerrit Bantjes in June 1884. He discovered a minor gold reef. Two years later, in 1886, George … Read more