Useful Information About Johannesburg


Avenue English is proud to be situated in Johannesburg. Few countries in Africa can offer a melting pot of culture and diversity in the economic hub of Africa, home of Nelson Mandela. We are situated on one of the main arterial routes in the middle of a bustling city suburb with easy access from all directions in and around Johannesburg.
 
Currency and Foreign exchange:
The South African currency is the Rand (R) and cents (c). There are 100 cents in a Rand. Notes are R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10 and coins in R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c and 10c. Foreign currency can be exchanged at any commercial bank, American Express, Thomas Cook, Rennies or Diners Club office or Bureau de Change which can be found at airports and in most large shopping centres. South Africa has a modern banking system and the majority of shops and hotels accept credit cards. To excha...
Water & Electricity
The tap water in Gauteng is perfectly safe to drink. Electricity is 240v-50 cycle A.C. and 3 round pins plugs and sockets are used. You can get them at all major retails stores for about R20.00.
About Johannesburg
Johannesburg, also known as Jozi, Jo’burg or Egoli, is the largest city in South Africa by population. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the largest city not situated on a river, lake or coastline. The city is the home of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its loca...