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A number of stores are particularly gay friendly, with a small gay section.
On the East Rand are the suburbs of Springs, Boksburg, Benoni, Brakpan and Germiston.
On the West Rand, Krugersdorp, Randfontein and Roodepoort.
South Africa's major cities have a thriving nightlife, with most boasting at least some gay clubs or venues. Gauteng is South Africa's smallest, yet wealthiest province.
Cape Town and Johannesburg (Joburg or Jozi as it is also known) are the country's gay capitals and there are many hotspots to look out for - including clubs, bars and gay friendly restaurants. Developed on the back of gold discovered in the region in the 1880s, it is now the economic powerhouse of the country and at its heart is the country's largest city - Johannesburg, also known as "Egoli" or "the city of gold".