Jan Hofmeyer, Gauteng

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Jan Hofmeyer
Jan Hofmeyer is located in Gauteng
Jan Hofmeyer
Jan Hofmeyer
Jan Hofmeyer is located in South Africa
Jan Hofmeyer
Jan Hofmeyer
Coordinates: 26°11′38″S 28°00′43″E / 26.194°S 28.012°E / -26.194; 28.012Coordinates: 26°11′38″S 28°00′43″E / 26.194°S 28.012°E / -26.194; 28.012
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total0.97 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
 • Total2,645
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African33.6%
 • Coloured33.0%
 • Indian/Asian3.6%
 • White28.4%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans49.5%
 • English26.8%
 • Tswana5.7%
 • Sotho3.8%
 • Other14.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

Jan Hofmeyer is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.


Originally named after Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr (20 March 1894 – 3 December 1948), a South African politician and intellectual in the years preceding Apartheid.[2] The suburb has its origins in 1935 and was to provide cheap housing.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Jan Hofmeyer". 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.