Waterval Estate, Randburg

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Waterval Estate
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Waterval Estate
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Waterval Estate
Coordinates: 26°09′01″S27°58′45″E / 26.1504°S 27.9791°E / -26.1504; 27.9791 Coordinates: 26°09′01″S27°58′45″E / 26.1504°S 27.9791°E / -26.1504; 27.9791
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Randburg
Established1903
Area
[1]
  Total1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total2,826
  Density1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 21.0%
   Coloured 3.6%
   Indian/Asian 6.3%
   White 67.6%
  Other1.5%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   English 50.8%
   Afrikaans 31.4%
   Zulu 4.5%
   Xhosa 2.9%
  Other10.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)

Waterval Estate is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.It is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, is close to Randburg's centre.

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History

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Waterval. [2] It became a suburb in 1903 and takes its name from the original farm name. [2]

Witwatersrand mountain range

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Sub Place Waterval Estate". Census 2011.
  2. 1 2 Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN   9781868425501.