Evaton

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Evaton
Evaton is located in South Africa
Evaton
Evaton
 Evaton shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°31′39″S 27°50′48″E / 26.52750°S 27.84667°E / -26.52750; 27.84667Coordinates: 26°31′39″S 27°50′48″E / 26.52750°S 27.84667°E / -26.52750; 27.84667
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Sedibeng
Municipality Emfuleni
Established 1904
Area[1]
 • Total 28.37 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 132,851
 • Density 4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 60.7%
 • Zulu 19.5%
 • Xhosa 7.2%
 • Tswana 2.8%
 • Other 9.8%
Postal code (street) 1984
PO box 1985

Evaton is a township north of Sebokeng in the Emfuleni region of Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1904. Like other townships in the area, Evaton was affected by the violent unrest which erupted in 1984 and by 1985 a state of emergency was imposed.

Extensive information on this township is available in the book by Patrick Noonan called They're Burning the Churches(Jacana Media)

Evaton Renewal Project[edit]

The Evaton Renewal Project is a project of government aimed at “renewing” or regenerating Evaton, to improve the quality of life of the Evaton community. The priority areas of this project include: the development of infrastructure, such as the resurfacing of roads and building of pavements; the development of the local economy through job creation and Small, Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMME) projects, like grass-cutting and the setting up of vegetable gardens and agriculture projects; and social upliftment through the upgrading of dilapidated houses, providing community halls and municipal offices with better facilities to service the community of Evaton.

The Evaton renewal Project is a partnership of various stakeholders: the Evaton community, the Evaton Development Forum, the Emfuleni Municipality, the Sedibeng District Municipality, the Gauteng Department of Housing and other provincial and national government departments, as well as private sector businesses.

The Evaton Renewal Project website can be found at: Evaton Renewal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Evaton". Census 2011.