Lotus Gardens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens is located in Gauteng
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens is located in South Africa
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens
Coordinates: 25°44′55″S 28°05′08″E / 25.74861°S 28.08556°E / -25.74861; 28.08556Coordinates: 25°44′55″S 28°05′08″E / 25.74861°S 28.08556°E / -25.74861; 28.08556
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Established1990's
Area
 • Total2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total10,547
 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0008
PO box
0025
Area code012

Lotus Gardens is a small township situated next to Atteridgeville, a township in the west of Pretoria.

Lotus Gardens, initially referred to as "Dairy Farm", was planned as an Indian township by the apartheid government, under the Group Areas Act, in order to relieve housing pressure in Laudium, and the first cohort of Indian residents moved in during the early 1990s, with children initially bused to schools in Laudium. However, by this time, segregated housing had been abolished, and Lotus Gardens became a mixed community, and by 2011, it had a population that was 80% black African. The township is separated from Atteridgeville by the N4 Magalies Freeway. The two townships share a Police station which is situated in Atteridgeville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Lotus Gardens". Census 2011.