Top 13 Johannesburg Quotes

In this post, you will find great Johannesburg Quotes from famous people, such as Luol Deng, Trevor Rabin, Janet Suzman, Oliver Tambo, Neill Blomkamp. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I am extremely proud to be a part of the NBA's first ga

I am extremely proud to be a part of the NBA’s first game in Africa. Coming from South Sudan and having participated in the Basketball without Borders Africa camps in Johannesburg previously, I am truly honored to be part of this historic event.
I grew up in such a musical family, and my dad was the first chair in the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra, and my mom was a piano teacher and a painter, so it was kind of a creative environment, and it was kind of in my DNA.
Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and the airport air is not laden with evil any more, you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg.
Janet Suzman
The popularity of leaders like Mandela was an invitation to counter-attack by the government. Mandela was banned from speaking, from attending gatherings, from leaving Johannesburg, from belonging to any organization.
Johannesburg is weird, because half of it is like Los Angeles. It feels like just wealthy parts of L.A. But half of it is severe slummy, something like Rio De Janiero or something. So it’s kind of weird, because it’s both happening at the same time.
I don’t like Johannesburg, where I grew up. Everybody lives in ‘gated’ buildings, is paranoid about crime and is always talking about being mugged. It’s not a very joyful place.
I lived at home and I cycled every morning to the railway station to travel by train to Johannesburg followed by a walk to the University, carrying sandwiches for my lunch and returning in the evening the same way.
The city of Johannesburg built an app because they are getting so many complaints on Facebook and Twitter about potholes. The app allows you to report a pot hole and take a picture of it. Then, you can actually track the progress in terms of the repair, when it happened.
When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.
I’ve played in some spectacularly scenic grounds in Cape Town and Johannesburg, but Papua New Guinea in the Seventies was the most remote place I’d been for my cricketing career.
There’s no question that how Johannesburg operates is what made me interested in the idea of wealth discrepancy. ‘Elysium’ could be a metaphor for just Jo’burg, but it’s also a metaphor for the Third World and the First World. And in science fiction, separation of wealth is a really interesting idea to mess with.
In 1985, I joined my mother in a protest against apartheid in which we were arrested at the South African embassy in Washington, D.C. And she was at President-elect Mandela’s side in Johannesburg when he claimed victory in South Africa‘s first free elections.
One time, I got to go play with lion cubs in Johannesburg. It was amazing. But it’s difficult when you’re on the road. We’re always playing tennis, and there’s a lot of pressure. So sometimes you don’t get to do the things you’d like to do, because the priority is tennis.