Fairway, Gauteng

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Fairway
Fairway is located in Gauteng
Fairway
Fairway
Fairway is located in South Africa
Fairway
Fairway
Fairway is located in Africa
Fairway
Fairway
 Fairway shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°07′52″S 28°03′43″E / 26.131°S 28.062°E / -26.131; 28.062Coordinates: 26°07′52″S 28°03′43″E / 26.131°S 28.062°E / -26.131; 28.062
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1955
Area[1]
 • Total 0.15 km2 (0.06 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 667
 • Density 4,400/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 33.5%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 3.3%
 • White 60.8%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 58.3%
 • Afrikaans 11.3%
 • Tswana 7.7%
 • Zulu 6.8%
 • Other 15.9%

Fairway is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Situated in the northern suburbs, its found adjacent to the Wanderers Club. It is located in Region E.

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Syferfontein.[2] It became a suburb on the 29 June 1955 and the suburbs name originates after the nearby Wanderers Golf Club.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Fairway". 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.