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Lorentzville is located in Gauteng
 Lorentzville shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Lorentzville is located in Greater Johannesburg
Lorentzville is located in South Africa
Lorentzville (South Africa)
Lorentzville is located in Africa
Lorentzville (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°11′24″S 28°04′08″E / 26.190°S 28.069°E / -26.190; 28.069Coordinates: 26°11′24″S 28°04′08″E / 26.190°S 28.069°E / -26.190; 28.069
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1892
 • Total 0.40 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,032
 • Density 7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 90.0%
 • Coloured 4.8%
 • Indian/Asian 2.8%
 • White 2.3%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 27.5%
 • English 19.2%
 • Southern Ndebele 10.2%
 • Xhosa 7.4%
 • Other 35.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2094

Lorentzville is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small suburb found on the eastern edge of the Johannesburg central business district (CBD), tucked between the suburbs of Bertrams and Judith's Paarl, with Troyeville to the south. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.


The suburb was founded on one of the original farms on the Witwatersrand, after a strip of land was sold from the farm Doornfontein.[2]:158 The suburbs name has its origins in the name of the Lorentz family, who had lived both in Pretoria and on the Witwatersrand in the Bezuidenhout Valley.[2]:156 JG van Boeschoten, J. Lorentz and R.F. Bertram would purchase the land.[3]:173 It was laid out from 1892 but was later resurveyed in 1902.[4][3]:173


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Lorentzville". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318. 
  3. ^ a b Musiker, Naomi; Musiker, Reuben (2000). A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg. Cape Town: Francolin. ISBN 1868590712. 
  4. ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.