|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||77.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||2190|
Rosettenville is named after Leo (or Levin) Rosettenstein, who surveyed the land and sold stands before gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand. Some roads are named after his family members.
Between 1924 and 1972, over 50 000 white Portuguese-speaking immigrants moved to the area, mostly from Portugal, but also from Madeira and Mozambique. After Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1976, many more white Mozambicans moved to South Africa, and many of them settled in Rosettenville.
Rosettenville is also known as the place where reggae musician Lucky Dube was shot dead in front of his children in October, 2007.
The suburb includes the landmark Wemmer Pan recreational area.
- "Sub Place Rosettenville". Census 2011.
- [Brodie, Nechama. 2008. Joburg book: A guide to the city's history, people & places. Pan Macmillan South Africa, p. 181.]
- [Brodie, Nechama. 2008. Joburg book: A guide to the city's history, people & places. Pan Macmillan South Africa, p. 184.]
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