Vosloorus

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Vosloorus
Aerial view of Vosloorus
Aerial view of Vosloorus
Vosloorus is located in South Africa
Vosloorus
Vosloorus
 Vosloorus shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°21′30″S 28°12′27″E / 26.35833°S 28.20750°E / -26.35833; 28.20750Coordinates: 26°21′30″S 28°12′27″E / 26.35833°S 28.20750°E / -26.35833; 28.20750
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality Ekurhuleni
Established 1963
Area[1]
 • Total 32.10 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 163,216
 • Density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.3%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 46.8%
 • Sotho 18.0%
 • Xhosa 8.2%
 • Northern Sotho 7.3%
 • Other 19.7%
Postal code (street) 1475
PO box 1486

Vosloorus is a large township situated south of Boksburg and just east of Katlehong in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1963 when Black Africans were removed from Stirtonville[2] because it was considered by the government too close to a white town. Stirtonville, renamed Reiger Park, has since become home to Boksburg's coloured community. A local authority was established in 1983 when Vosloorus was given full municipal status.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Vosloorus". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Harry Mashabela (1988). Townships of the PWV. South African Institute of Race Relations. p. 169. ISBN 0-86982-343-4.