City Deep, Gauteng

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City Deep
City Deep is located in Gauteng
City Deep
City Deep
City Deep is located in South Africa
City Deep
City Deep
Coordinates: 26°13′42″S 28°04′52″E / 26.2282°S 28.0812°E / -26.2282; 28.0812Coordinates: 26°13′42″S 28°04′52″E / 26.2282°S 28.0812°E / -26.2282; 28.0812
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
 • Total1,338
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa29.1%
 • Northern Sotho27.1%
 • Zulu16.2%
 • Venda8.9%
 • Other18.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box

City Deep is an industrial suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Locally is a large container terminal of Transnet Freight Rail in operation, the most significant dry port of the country, and the Joburg Market (formerly named as Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market).


City Deep Terminal is the name of Africa's largest Dry Port and was officially opened by the South African Railways Services (SARS) in 1977.[2] The container terminal is connected to the Port of Durban, Port of Ngqurha, Port of Cape Town, as well as Southern Africa by road and rail.[2] At least Forty percent of container export/imports run on the Natal Corridor (Natcor) which is directly linked by rail to City Deep. The Natal Corridor traverses through an estimated distance of 714km by rail between Johannesburg and Durban.[2] The main equipment used for its operations include Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes [RMG], Reach Stackers, Empty Container Handlers and Terminal Tractors or Haulers. The Terminal has just over 3000 Terminal Ground Slots (TGS), of which less than 100 are for Refrigerated containers. The throughput capacity of the port is estimated at a minimum of 400 000 TEU per annum.[2]

Joburg Market (formerly named as Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market) is also situated at City Deep and was opened in September 1974.[3] It is a 65,000sqm facility, the largest market supplier of fruit and vegetables in South Africa and Africa with 45,000 buyers visiting each day.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place City Deep". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Bergqvist, Rickard (2016). Dry Ports – A Global Perspective: Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands. Routledge. p. 284. ISBN 9781317147664.
  3. ^ Gabay, Clive; Death, Carl (2014). Critical Perspectives on African Politics: Liberal interventions, state-building and civil society. Routledge. p. 196. ISBN 9781317686125.
  4. ^ Williams, Lizzie (2007). Johannesburg: The Bradt City Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 244. ISBN 9781841621760.