People and culture

“Gautengers” are said to be some of the friendliest people in the country, and they also tend to be efficient, creative, hardworking and driven – the perfect hosts for any conference.

From Oscar-winning movie stars and international sporting icons to world-renowned statesmen, a number of the world’s best-known and most-loved faces are proud to call Gauteng home.

The province blends cultures, colours and First and Third World traditions in a spirited mix, flavoured by a number of foreign influences. The world's languages can be heard on the streets and in offices, from English to Mandarin, Swahili, French, German and more.