Greenside, Gauteng

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Greenside is located in South Africa
 Greenside shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°09′25″S 28°00′50″E / 26.157°S 28.014°E / -26.157; 28.014Coordinates: 26°09′25″S 28°00′50″E / 26.157°S 28.014°E / -26.157; 28.014
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
 • Total 2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,889
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 22.0%
 • Coloured 2.8%
 • Indian/Asian 17.1%
 • White 54.6%
 • Other 3.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 68.9%
 • Afrikaans 12.7%
 • Zulu 3.8%
 • Tswana 2.2%
 • Other 12.3%
Postal code (street) 2193
PO box 2034

Greenside is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Greenside was initially a farm founded by the Geldenhuys brothers. Greenside's name is considered to be Scottish in origin, and refers to the adjacent Parkview Golf Course. Most of the roads in Greenside were named after golf courses or professional golfers. In particular, Leitch Road was named after the Scottish golfer Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch.

Greenside has recently become a restaurant centre with about a dozen high-end restaurants, giving it a similar atmosphere to Parkhurst, Norwood and Melville. Greenside High School (Top Public School in Gauteng 2007) is situated in the suburb.

Greenside borders on the suburbs Emmarentia, Parkview, Parkhurst and Victory Park.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Greenside". Census 2011. 

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