Gauteng is a province that covers just over 17 000sq km - approximately 1.4% of the total land surface of South Africa. It is the smallest of the nine provinces but despite its size, Gauteng is home to approximately 8 million people.
In the seSotho languages 'Gauteng' means 'Place of Gold', which is appropriate as the province has its economic and historic roots in the thriving gold industry that was sparked off by the discovery of gold in Johannesburg in 1886.
Gauteng is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of southern Africa. Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. Gauteng's main attraction is big business, but there is so much more ... museums, galleries, historical battlefields. Gauteng is also an entertainment playground offering world-class restaurants, shebeens, shopping malls and music venues.
Marlboro, Gauteng is the name of a suburb of Sandton in Gauteng Province, South Africa.