c1948H. TraceyLalela Zulu 24This is a song..about a man who is courting a girl whose original lover is away working in ‘Goli’ (Johannesburg).
c1948H. TraceyLalela Zulu 80Beyond the banks of the Vaal, We come to the great city of Goli.
1951Drum Oct. 6In Britain, with forty times the population of the Reef, there is only one murder every three days. Egoli has a worse record than anywhere else in the civilised world.
1959L. LongmoreDispossessed 16Igoli, the Golden City, the dazzling magnet attracting Africans from all over the vast sub-continent of Africa, has provided the biggest problem that Africa has to face today, namely, the African projected into an urban, industrialized environment.
1964H.H.W. De VilliersRivonia 43The Bantu usually refers to Johannesburg as ‘Goli’ (‘Goldie’). The Whites sometimes refer to Johannesburg as the ‘City of Gold’.
1973M. Reinhart inSunday Times 9 Dec. 5Johannesburg in summer...When..the jacarandas are in bloom.., Egoli is as green as Natal and twice as exciting.
1989O. Musi inDrum Apr. 36Goli children know nothing about livestock except that these become food as soon as they are slaughtered and taken to the butchery around the corner.
1991P. SlabolepszyBraait Laaities. 15If you stay long-time in eGoli you get quick-quick very old.
1994R. Malan inSidelines Dec. 31Egoli’s factories began to run at full capacity.
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