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|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||1863|
Dobsonville is a township in greater Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. It lies to the west of Meadowlands, a part of Diepmeadow, and is adjacent to Mofolo North and Zondi, which are suburbs of Soweto on its southern border. It was formerly under the Roodepoort Municipality until 1994, when it was merged with Soweto.
The first shopping centre in Soweto, Dobsonville Shopping Centre, is located in Dobsonville. It has many small suburbs within it, namely extensions 1, 2 and 3, Mmesi Park, Braamfischerville, Snake Park and many others. It has many primary and high schools, including Hector Peterson Primary School, which was built in memory of Hector Peterson.
There are recreational facilities such as Dorothy Nyembe Park, a local library, and a swimming pool. Opposite the swimming pool is Dobsonville stadium. Kopanong community hall and the municipal offices can be found close by. Other amenities include a recycling centre, a police station, and a public health clinic. There are many businesses in Dobsonville that range from franchise restaurants to street vendors who sell anything from cellphone chargers to traditional herbs and medicines to sweets and fruit.
- "Sub Place Dobsonville". Census 2011.
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