Johannesburg South Africa Temple
|Johannesburg South Africa Temple|
The Johannesburg South Africa Temple seen from a distance
|Dedication||24 August 1985
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||1 acre (0.4 hectares)|
|Floor area||19,184 sq ft (1,782 m2)|
|Height||112 ft (34 m)|
|Preceded by||Chicago Illinois Temple|
|Followed by||Seoul Korea Temple|
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In April 1981, LDS Church leaders announced the building of a temple in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. Groundbreaking took place on 27 November 1982. Great effort went into preserving the area's historical value. Once the site of estates built by nineteenth-century mining magnates and financiers, the area around the temple now features hospitals, office buildings, and schools, many of which are housed in mansions from the Victorian era.
The temple is visible from many parts of the city with its six spires reaching into the sky. The edges of the building are finished with tiered layers of face brick, immaculately fitted together, giving it an elegance and distinctiveness. A gray slate roof and indigenous quartzite for the temple's perimeter walls and entrance archways, allow the building to suitably fit in with the historic buildings nearby.
Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on 24 August 1985. Although additional temples have been announced in Durban, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Johannesburg temple currently serves church members from the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Madagascar.
The temple has a total floor area of 19,184 square feet (1,782.3 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Africa
- Hawkins, Chad (2001). The First 100 Temples, page 100[full citation needed]
- Davie, Lucille (July 2004). The Church Commissioned by God. Johannesburg News Agency.