Bruma, Gauteng

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Bruma is located in Gauteng
Bruma is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 26°10′30″S 28°06′15″E / 26.1751°S 28.1042°E / -26.1751; 28.1042Coordinates: 26°10′30″S 28°06′15″E / 26.1751°S 28.1042°E / -26.1751; 28.1042
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total1.28 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
 • Total2,260
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African32.6%
 • Coloured3.5%
 • Indian/Asian20.4%
 • White40.0%
 • Other3.5%
First languages (2011)
 • English68.5%
 • Afrikaans5.8%
 • Zulu2.7%
 • Xhosa1.5%
 • Other21.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box

Bruma is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is noted for a small lake (being treated to reduce water-borne pollution), and for its popular flea market which sold souvenirs from across Africa. The old flea market was closed due to the development of a Chinese mall. Around 50 art and craft traders operate from nearby Oppenheimer Street and continues to attract many visitors and tourists. The area surrounding Bruma Lake has been redeveloped in the last few years. It has a small mall known as Asia City. The mall mainly sells goods imported from Asia.



The residential area is renowned for compact, beautiful houses and townhouses. Neighbouring suburbs include Cyrildene, where a small Chinatown exists, Bedfordview and Kensington.


The main shopping centre in the area is Eastgate shopping centre, Johannesburg, which is one of the largest shopping centres in Johannesburg.

Bruma Lake Flea Market, Gauteng[edit]

A trader at the market

Bruma flea market offers a wide range of arts and crafts from South Africa and other African countries.[2][3]

There are more than 50 art and craft traders presently operating along Oppenheimer Street, Bruma (opposite McDonald's). A variety of local art and crafts and other African products form the range of attraction for tourists and visitors. There are more than 50 art and craft traders presently operating along Oppenheimer Street, Bruma.

Some of the arts and crafts sold at the market include handmade items such as bead work, wood crafts, wire art, stone sculptures, African clothing and leather souvenirs. The items available at the flea market accommodate all age groups. The traders at the flea market are willing to explain the stories behind each item they are selling. On Tuesdays, the traders attract much visitors from various areas of Gauteng and other provinces for wholesale trade opportunities.

The old Bruma flea market was closed during 2012.[4][5]


Law and government[edit]


The Railway Safety Regulator has its head office in Waterview Corner in Bruma.[6]



Excellent transport links serve Bruma with the R24 (Gauteng), N12 (South Africa) and N3 Eastern Bypass (South Africa) highways all easily accessible. The R24 highway leads directly to Johannesburg Airport (approximately 15 minutes drive from Bruma).


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bruma". Census 2011.
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  3. ^ "Bruma Lake Flea Market, Johannesburg". Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Bruma flea market to make way for multi-million rand Chinese bazaar". 26 September 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Bruma Lake Flea Market, Things To Do - Joburg Tourism". Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Johannesburg Office Archived 2011-12-12 at the Wayback Machine." Railway Safety Regulator. Retrieved on 16 February 2012. "2 Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue Waterview Corner Bruma 2198"

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