Berea, Gauteng

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Berea
Berea is located in Gauteng
Berea
Berea
Berea is located in South Africa
Berea
Berea
Coordinates: 26°11′06″S 28°03′11″E / 26.185°S 28.053°E / -26.185; 28.053Coordinates: 26°11′06″S 28°03′11″E / 26.185°S 28.053°E / -26.185; 28.053
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1893
Area
 • Total1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total42,801
 • Density42,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African97.1%
 • Coloured0.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.9%
 • White0.7%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu32.9%
 • Southern Ndebele18.7%
 • English13.0%
 • Northern Sotho5.0%
 • Other30.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4001

Berea is a suburb of Johannesburg, in the South African province of Gauteng. It is east and adjacent to the Johannesburg CBD. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Doornfontein.[2] It was established in 1893 and is named after Berea, Durban.[2]

Redevelopment[edit]

A small central section of Berea is Johannesburg's first residential city improvement district (CID). Since mid-2006 crime in Berea has dropped between 70 and 80 percent. The 2198 Boys from Berea (Prince Mnaphi known as Pringle Maarbiter and Fortune Mkhwebu known as Fox along side Warren Mnguni known as Picasso) are Berea representatives with their street wear clothing brand known as Extraordinary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Berea". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.