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Johannesburg: 'City of Gold' (1953)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 1953 (USA)
This Traveltalk short discusses how Johannesburg began as a farming community, but with the discovery of gold in the area, the city embraced mining as its primary industry. Native workers ... See full summary »
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This Traveltalk short discusses how Johannesburg began as a farming community, but with the discovery of gold in the area, the city embraced mining as its primary industry. Native workers came to the area to train to be miners, and even after their work in the mines ended, many decided to remain in Johannesburg. The natives' music and dance are highlights. Written by Anonymous

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TravelTalks
5 February 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Johannesburg: City of Gold (1953)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

On of the final entries in MGM's TravelTalks series, this one here takes us to Johannesburg where a gold find put the city on the map and soon it became one of the biggest spots for gold hunters. We learn that natives of South Africa would try to work in the mines with hopes of earning a little money that they could then take home and live like Kings. We also hear a terrific story of a 2,520 oz. gold piece that was found there and we get to hear how the rocks are taken out of the mine and broken down. As is the normal case, the Technicolor is the real star here as some of the beautiful visuals of the city are the main highlight. The Sunday-Tribal dancers are another highlight.


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