Gauteng

Alberton

Alberton is a city situated on the southern part of the East Rand which celebrated its centenary year in 2005. Alberton is located on the banks of the Natal Spruit close to the main urban centres of Johannesburg (which lies 15 km to the northwest) and Pretoria (which is 76 km to the north). It has large industrial areas; Alrode, which is Alberton's current industrial suburb, was established in 1943. It has now become a part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, together with other towns such as Bedfordview, Edenvale and Germiston. Alberton is unique in that is does not have a reason for its location apart from its proximity to the major population...

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Benoni

Benoni is a city on the East Rand whose existence is mainly due the discovery of gold in September 1887. Since 2000, it has been part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. Benoni has a strong suburban charm and comprises of numerous appealing, tree-lined suburbs; quite dissimilar to many other East Rand towns, which tend to be more industrialized. These days, Benoni is very diverse, with people of every colour and denomination living here. Over time gold mining has dwindled in importance. Today the town concentrates more on industry & services and is used as a service hub for other East Rand towns such as Brakpan, Nigel and Springs. Benoni has a good...

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Boksburg

Boksburg, situated in the East Rand of Gauteng has become one of the province’s most popular regions. Boksburg was originally set up as one of South Africa’s first mining towns and has since flourished as an industrial area that doubles as a family-orientated part of the greater Gauteng region.  Gold was first discovered in Boksburg in 1887, and as a result Boksburg became a mining town. The Main Reef Road linked Boksburg to all the other major mining towns and in 1890 a railway was built connecting it to Johannesburg.    

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Edenvale

Edenvale is a very quiet town on the East Rand which started out in 1903 as a small settlement named Rietfontein. Today, Edenvale has become a very well-known part of Ekurhuleni. It lies about halfway between the O.R. Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg city centre. It’s located 12km from Sandton (by road) and roughly 9km from the closest Gautrain station which makes Edenvale a very comfortable spot to live and visit as it is quite close to all the major parts of Johannesburg. The Linksfield Golf Club is one the local attractions. Several places of interest are not in Edenvale but are close enough, these places include Gillooly’s Farm,...

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Germiston

Germiston is a city in the East Rand of Gauteng in South Africa and is now the seat of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality which includes much of the East Rand, and is also considered part of Greater Johannesburg. It was established in the early days of the gold rush and the city is an industrial Centre with steel manufacturing and distribution being the largest industries. It has large railway workshops, a large glasswork, engineering companies, gas distribution firms, and many other heavy and light industries. Germiston is predominantly an industrial area with over 700 factories, it is minutes away from large shopping malls and boasts a...

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. 

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Kempton Park

Kempton Park is a city on the East Rand in the Gauteng province, South Africa. Formerly an independent municipality in the Transvaal, Kempton Park no longer has its own municipal government, and has been part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality since 2000. Kempton Park is located north-east of Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, and south of Pretoria, the administrative capital. It is situated next to Tembisa, one of the largest townships in South Africa. The name of the city is sometimes written as "Kempton park" in Afrikaans. OR Tambo International Airport (Africa's busiest airport) is located in Kempton Park. 

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Midrand

Midrand is an area in central Gauteng and was established in 1981. Midrand is known as Halfway House due to its location halfway between Tshwane and Johannesburg. Midrand has experienced a great deal of growth and modernisation in the last decade and many businesses have relocated there due to its proximity to good highway links. The Gautrain also ensures quick access to Pretoria and Johannesburg. Midrand is a thriving business node, home to the offices of major corporations and is one of the main hubs for large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles. The biggest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere, Nizamiye Masjid, can be found in Midrand and...

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Randburg

Randburg is an area located in the north west of Johannesburg and was founded as a town in 1959. Randburg is a large city in Gauteng and has over 32 suburbs, most of them residential. It is an upmarket area filled with many family friendly entertainment facilities and park like areas. Multichoice and its associated companies, M-Net and SuperSport, have their head offices in Randburg. Strijdom Park is a well-developed commercial/light industrial area in Randburg, between the N1 Western Bypass and Malibongwe Drive. Strijdom Park has a substantial auto sales and repair industry as well as several other small industries that service the whole of northern...

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Sandton

The Sandton Central commercial node has some of the best and most expensive commercial properties and offices in South Africa. It is known as Africa's richest square mile.  A number of new developments are underway including 6 Benmore (Capital Hill), Atrium on 5th, Alice Lane and Katherine and West which is situated directly opposite the Sandton Gautrain Station. One of the highest rated Green buildings in South Africa, the Upper Grayston Office Park, is located in Sandton.  Industrial areas within Sandton are Wynberg and Kramerville. Kramerville, once a run-down area, is now a trendy...

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