Jobs in Soweto
Is an urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships. Formerly a separate municipality, it is now incorporated in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Suburbs of Johannesburg. The economic development of Soweto was severely curtailed by the apartheid state, which provided very limited infrastructure and prevented residents from creating their own businesses. The restrictions on economic activities were lifted in 977, spurring the growth of the taxi industry as an alternative to Soweto's nadequate bus and train transport systems. South Africa's oldest township osted the FIFA Soccer World up final, the attention of more than a billion occer spectators from all over the world was focused on Soweto. This feature as part of our 'soccer & heritage' series and it outlines the history of he area, as well as listing important people and places within the community.