|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||167.98 km2 (64.86 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||36.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||2194|
Randburg is a city located in the north west of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Formerly a separate municipality, its administration devolved to the newly created City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, along with neighbouring Sandton and Roodepoort, in the late 1990s. During the transitional period of 1996-2000, Randburg was part of the Northern Metropolitan Local Council (MLC).
Randburg was founded as a town in 1959, as the amalgamation of 32 suburbs, northwest of Johannesburg. Although economically linked to Johannesburg, residents chose to create their own town council. The name Randburg was chosen in a competition, and is derived from the South African Rand currency, which was introduced at around the same time that the new municipality was established in 1959. Randburg was a stronghold of the National Party during the apartheid era.
The resident demographic of Randburg tends to be more affluent than most of Johannesburg. The area was declared as a white area during the Apartheid era, but post-apartheid has attracted a varied population. It is still predominated by white English and Afrikaans suburban citizens.
The municipal area of Randburg contained numerous suburbs; many of these are residential. Some larger areas include:
- Robin Hills
- Aldara Park
- Windsor East & West
- Kensington B
- Jukskei Park
- Randpark Ridge
A number of Johannesburg suburbs including Parkhurst, Emmarentia, Linden, Northcliff, and Greenside although erroneously included by Google Maps as part of Randburg have never been part of the area
Strijdom Park is a well developed commercial/light industrial area in Randburg, wedged between the N1 Western Bypass and Malibongwe Drive. Strijdom park has a substantial auto sales and repair industry and has several other small industries that service the whole of northern Johannesburg.
Randburg has faced competition from Sandton which is normally the preferred location for businesses but offers lower rentals and property prices whilst providing easy transportation to the west and central Johannesburg. There are future plans to connect Randburg onto the Gautrain routes.
Randburg is well known for its plethora of shopping malls and entertainment nodes.
- Northgate Mall
- Cresta Shopping Centre
- Brightwater Commons
- Randburg Square (formerly Sanlam Shopping Centre)
- Appletons Village
- Banbury Cross Village
- Blairgowrie Plaza
- Braam Fischer Shopping Center
- Boskruin Village
- Bromhof Village Centre
- Ferndale Shopping Centre
- Lifestyle Garden Centre
- Northlands Deco Park
- Randridge Mall
- Windsor Glen'
Randburg has many quality schools within its borders and in the nearby areas. The following are just a few of the many:
- Damelin College (Ruiterhof)
- CTI Randburg (Robin Acres)
- Boston City Campus and Business College
- College Campus
- AAA School of Advertising
- Vega School of Brand Leadership (Bordeaux)
- Technisa - South West Gauteng College (Bordeaux)
- Aurora Private School
- King's School (also primary level)
- St Stithians College (also primary level)
- Ferndale High School (also primary level)
- Hoërskool Randburg (Fontainebleau)
- Radley Private High School (Ferndale)
- Trinity House School, Johannesburg(also primary level)
- "Main Place Randburg". Census 2011.
- History of Randburg
- city of Johannesburg - Randburg streets get freedom names
- National Party wins two-horse-race by-election in Randburg | South African History Online
- Census 2001 — Main Place “Randburg”
- greenside, gauteng - Google Maps
- parkhurst, gauteng - Google Maps
- Randburg`s CBD revival to imitate Joburg`s - Property | Moneyweb