Text Box: About Florida
Florida, Gauteng is a location in South Africa. It is located about 10 miles west of Johannesburg. The area which is referred to as Florida was originally established as the farm Vogelstruisfontein. Vogelstruisfontein and the farms Roodepoort and Paardekraal were established as mining camps after the discovery of gold in 1881. The main road through Florida, Goldman Street, forms the spine for local business activity and civic services. The local library is one of the best facilities of its kind in Johannesburg.[citation needed] The eastern end of Goldman street is home to a number of antique dealers specialising in Afrikana furniture.
Florida Lake is a large area of water south of the railway line. It is flanked by residential properties to the north, and parklands to the east and west. Visitors to Florida Lake can see a bronze monument by Dale Lace commemorating the discovery of gold in the area, and the lake is also a wonderful spot for picnicking and enjoying the fresh air and its local duck inhabitants especially interesting to watch as they waddle around.
Although Florida was declared as a white area during apartheid, more than half of Florida's residents today are coloured. This is mainly due to the fact that it is in close proximity to the coloured townships of Bosmont, Coronationville, Newclare, Westbury and Riverlea.
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Due to the height of 1753 m above sea-level, the climate in Johannesburg and on the Highveld is temperate throughout the year. The favourable climate is one of Johannesburgs main attractions. Many local residents, who enjoy annual holidays at the coast, would never consider living in hot, humid Durban or cold, wet Cape Town year round. In summer, the days are not too hot and the nights pleasantly cool. In winter, the nights can be quite cold; even below zero, but during the day the sun shines and lets the temperatures rise up to 25 degrees. Rainfall is to be expected only in summer from October to March. Otherwise the dry climate of the African interior high-plateau, the Highveld, is dominant. Johannesburg gets an annual average of between eight and ten hours of sunshine per day. The weather only gets nasty in Johannesburg when the strong winds of August blow over the Highveld and the loose sands of the mine-dumps whirl through the air and cover the city in a yellow haze of dust

Important SA information


01 January            New Years Day
21 March               Human Rights Day

22 April                 Good Friday
25 April                   Family Day
27 April                  Freedom Day
01 May                    Workers' Day

02 May                    Public Holiday
16 June                    Youth Day
09 August              National Women’s Day
24 September       Heritage Day
16 December        Day of Reconciliation
25 December        Christmas Day

26 December        Day of Goodwill

27 December        Public Holiday

Text Box: DID YOU KNOW? 
"Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika" was composed in 1897 by Enoch Sontonga, a Methodist mission school teacher. 
South Africa is home to some 10% of the world's flowering species, and is the only country in the world with an entire plant kingdom within its borders. 
Of the 850 or so bird species recorded in South Africa, about 725 are resident or annual visitors, and about 50 are endemic or near-endemic. 
The South African economy is the largest in Africa and 24th largest in the world. 
South Africa has eleven official languages: Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and isiZulu. In this regard it is second only to India in number. 
South Africas surface area is 1 219 090 km2. 
South Africa is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, to the west, south and east, and has a coastline of about 3 000 km. 
South Africa has an average annual rainfall of 450 mm, compared with a world average of 860 mm. 
The current flag of the Republic of South Africa was adopted on April 27, 1994, after the first free elections and the end of apartheid 
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Text Box: Distances from Sooffah to various destinations

Orlando Stadium		9.27 kilometers (km)

FNB Soccer City			12.19 kilometers (km)

Coca Cola Dome			9.96 kilometers (km)

The Apartheid Museum  		15.6 kilometers (km)

Flora Hospital or Clinic		3 kilometers (km)

UNISA Discovery		3.33 kilometers (km)

NASREC			10.29 kilometers (km)

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