Benoni, South Africa

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Benoni
The CBD of Benoni
The CBD of Benoni
Benoni is located in Gauteng
Benoni
Benoni
Benoni is located in South Africa
Benoni
Benoni
Benoni is located in Africa
Benoni
Benoni
Coordinates: 26°11′18″S 28°19′14″E / 26.18833°S 28.32056°E / -26.18833; 28.32056Coordinates: 26°11′18″S 28°19′14″E / 26.18833°S 28.32056°E / -26.18833; 28.32056
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityEkurhuleni
Established1881
Area
 • Total175.55 km2 (67.78 sq mi)
Elevation
1,645 m (5,397 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total158,777
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African45.2%
 • Coloured2.1%
 • Indian/Asian13.9%
 • White38.1%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • English53.89%
 • Afrikaans11%
 • Zulu17.1%
 • Northern Sotho5.3%
 • Other17.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
1501
PO box
1500
Area code011

Benoni is a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng, South Africa.[2][3]

Benoni was also the setting for the MTV-inspired movie Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni, released internationally in 2005.[4]

People from Benoni[edit]

Arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Benoni, South Africa
Notes
Granted by the College of Arms, 6 March 1938.[9]
Crest
In front of a sun rising Or an arm embowed the hand grasping a sledgehammer Proper.
Escutcheon
Or a turreted castle of three storeys Sable on a chief Sable three escallops Argent all within a bordure Gules charged with four bezants and four heraldic fountains alternately.
Supporters
Two springbok Proper each gorged with a collar Azure charged with three bezants.
Motto
Auspocium Melioris Aevi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Benoni". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Cowley AM, Mathewson JE (1968). Benoni, son of my sorrow : the social, political and economic history of a South African gold mining town. Benoni, Gauteng. OCLC 923280265.
  3. ^ Bonner P, Nieftagodien N (2012). Ekurhuleni The Making of an Urban Region. Johannesburg, Gauteng: Wits University Press. ISBN 9781868145430. OCLC 912308844.
  4. ^ "Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni". IMDb.com. 1 August 2005. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  5. ^ Carlson, Urzila. "Urzila Carlson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Jewish Report : Lieberman being sidelined as Israeli foreign minister" (PDF). Sajr.co.za. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Comrades Marathon". comrades.com. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, David (15 July 2015). "Don't mess with Grace Mugabe – she could be the next president of Zimbabwe". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  9. ^ "BENONI, STADSRAAD/TOWN COUNCIL". Bureau of Heraldry. Retrieved 22 January 2023.

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