Rosettenville

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Rosettenville
Rosettenville is located in South Africa
Rosettenville
Rosettenville
 Rosettenville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°15′5″S 28°3′19″E / 26.25139°S 28.05528°E / -26.25139; 28.05528Coordinates: 26°15′5″S 28°3′19″E / 26.25139°S 28.05528°E / -26.25139; 28.05528
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Area[1]
 • Total 2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 17,319
 • Density 7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 77.2%
 • Coloured 7.0%
 • Indian/Asian 2.0%
 • White 12.2%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 25.2%
 • Zulu 18.7%
 • Xhosa 10.5%
 • Afrikaans 6.8%
 • Other 38.8%
Postal code (street) 2190
PO box 2130

Rosettenville is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It lies to the south of the city centre.

Rosettenville is named after Leo (or Levin) Rosettenstein, who surveyed the land and sold stands before gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand.[2] 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.[3]

The first ever Nando's restaurant was opened in Rosettenville in 1987.[4]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Rosettenville". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ [Brodie, Nechama. 2008. Joburg book: A guide to the city's history, people & places. Pan Macmillan South Africa, p. 181.]
  3. ^ [Brodie, Nechama. 2008. Joburg book: A guide to the city's history, people & places. Pan Macmillan South Africa, p. 184.]
  4. ^ Nando's Flame-Grilled Chicken Restaurant Indonesia > The History of Nando's