Greymont

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Greymont
Greymont is located in Gauteng
Greymont
Greymont
Greymont is located in South Africa
Greymont
Greymont
Coordinates: 26°09′47″S 27°57′50″E / 26.163°S 27.964°E / -26.163; 27.964Coordinates: 26°09′47″S 27°57′50″E / 26.163°S 27.964°E / -26.163; 27.964
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
Area
 • Total0.51 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,180
 • Density4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African25.7%
 • Coloured6.2%
 • Indian/Asian3.3%
 • White63.8%
 • Other0.9%
First languages (2011)
 • English42.8%
 • Afrikaans35.7%
 • Tswana4.7%
 • Zulu4.3%
 • Other12.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2195
PO box
2035

Greymont is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Greymont is located quite close to both the University of Johannesburg as well as the University of the Witwatersrand, which means it has a rather large number of students living in this area. It is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb was surveyed in 1903 and was part of Roodepoort but in February 1939, it became part of Johannesburg.[2]

Culture and contemporary life[edit]

They have a vibrant and successful community initiative of revitalising the suburb. A variety of projects are active from clean-up projects to activities to bring them together, such as Yearly Spring Fairs and the Parkrun in the Alberts Farm Park.

Greymont even has a dedicated website showing their latest initiatives.

A street in Greymont, Johannesburg South Africa
A pond in Carel Venter Park

References[edit]

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