This province only holds 1.4% of South Africa’s total land area. However, it is densely populated and contributes 33.3% to the major domestic product. The main insurance companies are located here, as is the JSE, and a great many stockbrokers National, and also a great number of international banks have their head offices here. Telecommunications & technology, as well as all forms of media, are more greatly developed in Gauteng than anywhere else in Africa.
If Gauteng is the business centre of Africa, Johannesburg is the business centre of Gauteng. Most mining companies have their headquarters in Johannesburg; there are also many manufacturing plants, including such heavy ones as steel and cement; other industries include, banking, internet technology (IT), real estate, transport, broadcast, print media, private health care, transport, leisure, consumer retail and numerous recruitment agencies in jhb.
Pretoria is the national administrative hub of South Africa. The core government departments all have their headquarters here. While being a key commercial centre, Pretoria is also an important industrial centre. There are iron and steel works here as well as copper casting; railway carriages, automobiles and heavy machinery are manufactured here too.