Three Rivers East
|• Total||3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||21.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Three Rivers East is a suburb of Vereeniging, Gauteng. The suburb lies on the easternmost end of the city and is bordered by the Sugarbush river to the south and east and by an eco estate called Summerview Estate to the West.
Vereeniging is a city in Gauteng province, South Africa, situated where the Klip River empties into the northern loop of the Vaal River. It is also one of the constituent parts of the Vaal Triangle region and was formerly situated in the Transvaal province. The name Vereeniging is derived from the Dutch word meaning "association" or "union".
Gauteng, which means "place of gold", is one of the nine provinces of South Africa.
Three Rivers East is home to many people working in the nearby Johannesburg due to easy access to the R59 Freeway linking the two cities. It is also home to some Vereeniging's wealthiest families and together with the suburb of Three Rivers Proper contribute to the majority of the tax income for the local municipality. Many of these families live in either Fisheagle Street, or Heron Avenue which is situated next to the Sugarbush river. The suburb is currently being converted into the Three Rivers East Security Estate.
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade.
Three Rivers Proper is a suburb of Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa.
All the streets in the suburb are named after bird species found in South Africa with the exception of Hawthorn street, which is named after a tree. Other places of interest include: Weaver's Nest conference centre, Suikerbos (Sugarbush) Laerskool and Riverside High School. The suburb is also situated close to many other schools and shopping centres.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.
There are two wildlife conservation areas situated around the suburb. The first forms part of the Summerview Eco estate, and the other is situated next to the sugarbush river and is in fact part of Three Rivers Proper. The conservation areas are funded and cared for by the residents of the two neighbourhoods. There is a wide range of game found in these two areas including; Black Wildebeest, Kudu, Waterbuck, Porcupine, Impala and Springbok.
Many new developments have sprung up around Three Rivers East including:
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