Lotus Gardens

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Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens is located in Gauteng
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens
 Lotus Gardens shown within Gauteng
Lotus Gardens is located in South Africa
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens (South Africa)
Lotus Gardens is located in Africa
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens
Lotus Gardens (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Established 1990's
Area[1]
 • Total 2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,547
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 0008
PO box 0025
Area code 012

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.