Groenkloof

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This article is about a suburb of Pretoria. For the Boer War battle, see Battle of Groenkloof.
Groenkloof
Fort Klapperkop, Groenkloof
Fort Klapperkop, Groenkloof
Groenkloof is located in South Africa
Groenkloof
Groenkloof
 Groenkloof shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°46′30″S 28°13′05″E / 25.775108°S 28.217957°E / -25.775108; 28.217957Coordinates: 25°46′30″S 28°13′05″E / 25.775108°S 28.217957°E / -25.775108; 28.217957
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Main Place Pretoria
Area[1]
 • Total 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,946
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 33.7%
 • Coloured 2.9%
 • Indian/Asian 2.4%
 • White 59.4%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 44.2%
 • English 40.5%
 • Northern Sotho 3.2%
 • Tswana 3.2%
 • Other 9.0%
Postal code (street) 0181
PO box 0027

Groenkloof is a residential suburb of Pretoria, South Africa.

The famous Little Company of Mary Hospital is situated in Groenkloof as well as the Education Faculty of the University of Pretoria. The suburb is also home to various Embassies.

Groenkloof is a highly popular suburb of Pretoria due to its location. It is close to the city centre, and to the well-known Brooklyn Square and Menlyn Park shopping centres. The University of Pretoria main campus is only 3 km drive and it is a few minutes from the N14 freeway linking Pretoria and Johannesburg (via the N1).

The suburb lies between Florence Ribeiro (previously Koningin Wilhelmina) avenue to the East, George Storrar avenue to the North and Fort Klapperkop to the South. Herbert Baker- and van Wouw- streets are some of the well-known streets in the area and home to some of the city's wealthiest residents.[citation needed]

Groenkloof Safety Initiative[edit]

The Groenkloof Safety Initiative, GSI, is a community effort to reduce crime inside the suburb. The initiative was founded in 2007 after a meeting of the Groenkloof Policing Forum. GSI works in partnership with the SAPS[2] as well as private security companies in the area. One of the main services of the GSI is conveying information of recent crimes as well as suspicious activity in the area. This is done through SMSes as well as a facebook page.[3] Public meetings for the residents are also held regularly. Currently underway is a Monitored Access Project which aims to restrict the movement of criminals in and out of Groenkloof. As of 11 December 2014, the monitored access project is viable with submission target 30 January 2015 pending the expected approval of the Japanese Embassy.[4]

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