Waverley, Johannesburg

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Waverley
Coordinates: 26°08′10″S28°4′42″E / 26.13611°S 28.07833°E / -26.13611; 28.07833 Coordinates: 26°08′10″S28°4′42″E / 26.13611°S 28.07833°E / -26.13611; 28.07833
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established1903
Area
[1]
  Total1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total2,419
  Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 31.17%
   Coloured 0.74%
   Indian/Asian 1.74%
   White 65.48%
  Other0.91%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   English 74.35%
   Afrikaans 5.59%
   Zulu 5.47%
   Sotho 0.95%
  Other13.64%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2090
PO box
0135

Waverley is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. A suburb in northern Johannesburg, it is surrounded by Bramley, Highlands North and Savoy Estate. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Waverley is located close to the M1 highway, running North and South through Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Place in Gauteng, South Africa

Johannesburg, informally known as Jozi or Jo'burg, 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.

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Bramley, Gauteng Place in Gauteng, South Africa

Bramley is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

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History

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Syferfontein. [2] It was proclaimed as a suburb on 9 April 1903. Its name has like many of the suburbs around it, a Scottish theme, named after the novel Waverley by Sir Walter Scott. [2]

Witwatersrand mountain range

The Witwatersrand is a 56-kilometre-long (35 mi), north-facing scarp in South Africa. It consists of a hard, erosion-resistant quartzite metamorphic rock, over which several north-flowing rivers form waterfalls, which account for the name Witwatersrand, meaning "ridge of white waters" in Afrikaans. This east-west-running scarp can be traced with only one short gap, from Bedfordview in the east, through Johannesburg and Roodepoort, to Krugersdorp in the west.

<i>Waverley</i> (novel) novel by Walter Scott

Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as one of the first historical novels in the Western tradition.

Education

The suburb has two schools. Waverley Girls' High School which opened in January 1953. The other is St Mary’s School, an Anglican Church girls school which opened on the site in 1934 but who's history goes back to its origins in 1888 in Jeppestown. [3]

Waverley Girls' High School is a public school for girls located in the suburb of Waverley in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is situated opposite Saint Mary’s School.

St Mary's School is a South African Anglican private boarding school for girls located in Waverley, Johannesburg.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Sub Place Waverley". 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.
  3. "History of St Mary's School". St Mary's School. Retrieved 23 June 2017.