Picture reveals Football City arena, which appears like an African food preparation pot, in Soweto simply beyond Johannesburg on December 13, 2009. Football City Arena is the primary location for The FIFA 2010 Globe Mug, held for the very first time in Africa, and also the arena will certainly hold the opening suit in between South Africa and also Mexico in addition to the Globe Mug Final suit. AFP PICTURE/ ALEXANDER JOE (Image credit scores must review ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images) br 1. Traffic signal are called "robotics." h2 div style="text-align: center" Martin Fisch/Flickr Commons Stating "transform left at the robotic" is a remarkably futuristic-sounding instructions. h2 2. The name "Johannesburg" is also long, therefore the city has a myriad of labels: Joburg, Jozi, eGoli ("City of Gold"). h2 p Roxzy Lok/Flickr Commons h2 3. The city was improved golden goose. Essentially. p div Christopher Furlong/AFP/Getty Images p The southerly component of Johannesburg is populated with "slag loads"-- strange yellow hillsides exposing the background of mines past. Several of them are great for sandboarding. p h2 h2 4. Nelson Mandela Bridge is stunning by evening. h2 imager_4_6379_700.jpg" alt="*" div Chris Kirchhoff/Media Club South Africa Politeness p h2 5. In Yeoville, you can attempt food from throughout Africa. div Xiaojun Deng/Flickr Commons p h2 6. Within a hr and also a fifty percent of Johannesburg, you can be on safari, viewing elephants as well as lions and also rhinocerouses, oh my ... p Warren Little/AFP/Getty Images p 7. Woolworths still exists right here, and also it is the most effective point ever before. Tristan Bodman/Flickr Commons p South Africans call it "Woolies," as well as it is an unlike the five-and-dime shops of America"s past. In South Africa, Woolworths is a high end supermarket chain with hassle-free, chic food. 8. South African hipsters. Yet not laid-up. h2 livingdazed.com div Derek Smith/Flickr Commons h2 h2 h2 9. Highveld tornados. Matt Dowdeswell/Flickr Commons p Spectacular rumbling and also lightning tornados craze over Johannesburg throughout the summer season stormy period, often for a hr a day. The very best sight is from the Ponte tower midtown. p h2 10. Roadside plume duster suppliers. p locals-call-johannesburg-south-africa-by-this-nickname div Mark Kolbe AFP/Getty Images p h2 h2 11. Pursuing a good supper as well as numerous containers of South African a glass of wine with close friends won"t price you a leg or an arm. h2 div Rod/Flickr Commons p h2 12. The Gautrain takes you to the flight terminal in 15 mins. h2 div style="text-align: center" Henti Smith/Flickr Commons p 13. Johannesburg is flashy, in a post-colonial means. h2 div style="text-align: center" Adam Pretty/AFP/Getty Images There"s football at Football City, cricket at Wanderers and also rugby at Loftus in Pretoria simply later on. 14. Weekend break markets in Braamfontein as well as the Maboneng area renewed locations of midtown. h2 Neighbourgoods Market/Facebook Politeness 15. The paper sector is correctly traditional. h2 p locals-call-johannesburg-south-africa-by-this-nickname Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images p With early morning as well as night versions! Paper hawkers in the road! Posters with the day"s most bawdy headings smudged in road lights! p h2 16. Johannesburg is an African fusion-- a mix of individuals from South Africa, the African continent, as well as around the globe. Damien du Toit/Flickr Commons p h2 17. Johannesburg"s most popular previous homeowner. imager_16_6379_700.jpg" alt="*" Chris Jackson/Getty Images p h2 18. Urban wild animals: seen eagle owls, bushbabies, and also the common hadeda ibis (no city lions, sorry). h2 div style="text-align: center" div Linda Jinterwas/Flickr Commons p 19. Johannesburg is a style resources, a center for African developers, with motivating road designs. h2 p div Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images 20. The sundown over the city sky line. p div style="text-align: center" livingdazed.com Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images p 21. As well as every November, Johannesburg transforms purple. h2 imager_20_6379_700.jpg" alt="*" Martie Swart/Flickr Commons p Erin Conway-Smith is GlobalPost"s Elderly Contributor for South Africa, based in Johannesburg. Follow her on Twitter: br solid Desire a seat at the table? Every early morning, the content group at public radio's global information program The Globe fulfills to prepare what they"ll cover that day. Intend to see what"s on deck? Enroll in our everyday e-newsletter cloud nine and also obtain the large tales we're tracking provided to your inbox every weekday early morning.