Meyerton, Gauteng

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Meyerton
Meyerton is located in South Africa
Meyerton
Meyerton
 Meyerton shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°33′30″S 28°01′11″E / 26.5583°S 28.0197°E / -26.5583; 28.0197Coordinates: 26°33′30″S 28°01′11″E / 26.5583°S 28.0197°E / -26.5583; 28.0197
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Sedibeng
Municipality Midvaal
Established 1891
Area[1]
 • Total 180.24 km2 (69.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 55,283
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 49.3%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 48.6%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 42.2%
 • Sotho 23.2%
 • English 11.9%
 • Zulu 9.1%
 • Other 13.7%
Postal code (street) 1961
PO box 1960
Area code 016

Meyerton is a small town lying 15 km north of Vereeniging in Gauteng, South Africa. Situated in the local municipality of Midvaal and the district municipality of Sedibeng.

History[edit]

Meyerton was established in 1891 and was named after Johannes Petrus Meyer, a field cornet and member of the Transvaal Volksraad. It acquired municipal status in 1961.

Since 2001, Meyerton has been the administrative centre for the Midvaal Local Municipality.[2] Many projects have been undertaken to develop the area in the past 14 years.

Some of these projects, include:

  • Development of Sicelo, a new neighbourhood for low-cost housing
  • The R59-Corridor, a new development of factories and logistics facilities.

Suburbs[edit]

Meyerton consists of the CBD, residential suburbs, industrial areas and farming communities. Some of the prominent neighbourhoods are;

  • Golfpark
  • Meyerton Ext 6
  • Meyerton Ext 4
  • Meyerton Ext 3
  • Sicelo
  • Henley-on-Klip
  • Boltonwold
  • Riversdal
  • Rothdene
  • Kookrus
  • Glen Donald
  • McKay Estates
  • Risiville

Interesting facts[edit]

Meyerton is often reported as being the home of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls which officially opened in January 2007 at Henley-on-Klip, but Henley on Klip is in fact separated from Meyerton. Henley on Klip is a small village and a bird sanctuary outside of Meyerton.

Meyerton is the location of SABC shortwave broadcasting facilities at Bloemendal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Meyerton". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Midvaal Local Municipality". Midvaal.gov.za. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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