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  • As a young woman, I attended Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was then not segregated. But I witnessed the weight of Apartheid everywhere around me.

    Teresa Heinz's address to the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston, July 27, 2004.
  • Nosecond Johannesburg isneededuponthe earth.One is enough.

  • 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.

    Lawyer   Kind   Stranger  
  • Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian location should be chosen for dumping down all kaffirs of the town, passes my comprehension. Of course, under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population, and it is an undue tax on even the proverbial patience of my countrymen.

    Letter to Dr. Porter, Medical Officer of Health for Johannesburg, February 15, 1905.
  • The problems that are arising at Johannesburg International Airport are because of the growth of volume, not because of inefficiencies at the Airport. But, the growth in movement of goods by air means that cargo capacity needs to be improved. And I am quite certain that we will do it.

    Mean   Airports   Growth  
  • All roads lead to Johannesburg.

    Alan Paton (2003). “Cry, the Beloved Country”, p.47, Simon and Schuster
  • I actually think Johannesburg represents the future. My version of what I think the world is going to become looks like Johannesburg.

    Thinking   Looks   World  
    Interview with Tasha Robinson, August 12, 2009.
  • Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." [Address at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 November 2004]

  • We lived in a suburb in Johannesburg, which is a massive city of about 8 million people, and my parents would drive me to school every day and over the weekend I would go to the mall and then occasionally on Safari. Pretty normal stuff, apart from the Safari.

    School   Weekend   Cities  
  • 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.

    Travel   Morning   Home  
  • One day in Johannesburg, and already the tribe was being rebuilt, the house and soul being restored.

    House   Soul   One Day  
    Alan Paton (2003). “Cry, the Beloved Country”, p.29, Simon and Schuster
  • 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.

    Half   Kind   Los Angeles  
    "Q&A: Sci-Fi Director Neill Blomkamp Describes Life in District 9 As No Picnic". Interview with Brad Balfour, September 21, 2009.
  • The nation is sick; trouble is in the land, confusion all around...But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century. Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee, the cry is always the same: 'We want to be free.'

    New York   Stars   Dark  
    I've Been to the Mountaintop, delivered 3 April 1968, Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters), Memphis, Tennessee
  • 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.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes".
  • 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.

    Airports   Oxygen   Land  
  • Arthur Ashe had been the first black athlete to play Johannesburg at the time of apartheid.

    Sports   Athlete   Play  
  • Having viewed slum clearance projects in most major cities of the world may I state that you have conceived and created in the Johannesburg townships what is probably the most impressive and adequate resettlement activity in existence.

    Cities   World   Adequate  
  • Working in South Africa and the people in Johannesburg get under your skin. It stays with you. It's a place I want to take my children back to. It's a place that filled me with great joy and inspiration but also sadness. I think it's one of the most complex places on the planet.

  • Sandy deWitt at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in Johannesburg, South Africa, taught me to make a decision and stick with it. Every day we're faced with reasons why we shouldn't do good work: it's too scary, too hard to pull off, there's no time, no money, etc. You have to be brave and commit to your choices in the face of adversity. If you waver, nothing will turn out the way you imagined it.

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