So you are considering moving to Johannesburg and you have heard some good things and some not so good things. Who do you believe, what do you believe. Here are some of the reasons people are moving to Johannesburg, see them all in our Top 5 Reasons To Stay In Johannesburg.
Joburg has one of the best climates in the world.
Johannesburg is situated on the highveld plateau, and has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb). The city enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months (October to April) characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months (May to September) by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights. Temperatures in Johannesburg are usually fairly mild due to the city’s high elevation, with an average maximum daytime temperature in January of 25.6 °C (78.1 °F), dropping to an average maximum of around 16 °C (61 °F) in June. The UV index for Johannesburg in summers is extreme, often reaching 14-16 due to the high elevation and proximity to the equator.
Winter is the sunniest time of the year, with mild days and cool nights, dropping to 4.1 °C (39.4 °F) in June and July. The temperature occasionally drops to below freezing at night, causing frost. Snow is a rare occurrence, with snowfall having been experienced in the twentieth century during May 1956, August 1962, June 1964 and September 1981. In the 21st century, there has been light sleet in 2006, as well as snow proper on 27 June 2007 (accumulating up to 10 centimetres (4 in) in the southern suburbs) and 7 August 2012.
Regular cold fronts pass over in winter bringing very cold southerly winds but usually clear skies. The annual average rainfall is 713 millimetres (28.1 in), which is mostly concentrated in the summer months. Infrequent showers occur through the course of the winter months. The lowest nighttime minimum temperature ever recorded in Johannesburg is −8.2 °C (17.2 °F), on 13 June 1979. The lowest daytime maximum temperature recorded is 1.5 °C (34.7 °F), on 19 June 1964. Source Wikipedia
Joburg is one of the friendliest cities in the world.
Johannesburg is know for having very friendly people, maybe not at peak traffic time but if you go into a bar or restaurant, meet someone in a shopping mall or on the street, ask for directions etc you will normally be greeted in a very friendly manner.
Joburg is not as fast paced as other cities
It might take a little longer to get what you want done but its amazing how much more relaxing and truly happy your life becomes when you are forced to slow down and smell the proverbial roses. It’s all in your attitude, and not in your surroundings. Having said that if you deal with the right person you can be assured that you will get it done in no time.
Joburg is a city of opportunity
Johannesburg is a place of infinite possibilities. People come here from everywhere because they hear that Joburg is a land of opportunity. In most other large cities around the world there are so many businesses and shops that its hard to get “in” as its quite saturated. Johannesburg is lovingly called Jozi and offers investors lots of opportunities due to the shortage of housing and other areas of the economy that were neglected over the years.
Joburg is still affordable
You can still afford to have a cleaning and gardening service, you can afford to go out to restaurants often, movies and entertainment are still quite cheap compared to other large cities. Thanks to the rand weakness its cheaper than ever for foreigners to move to Johannesburg, South Africa.
So if you have been offered a job post in Johannesburg what are you waiting for…..the City of Gold awaits.