The City of Pretoria, or Tshwane, is located in the province of Gauteng. Also known as the ‘Jacaranda City,’ it prides itself on the thousands of Jacaranda trees which line its streets, turning it into a purple wonderland every spring. Pretoria is one of South Africa’s three capital cities, serving as the seat of the executive branch of government, and as the host to all foreign embassies to South Africa.
Pretoria is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Pretoria has a population of over 1,736,336 people. Pretoria also forms part of the wider Tshwane metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,921,000 people.
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