Malvern, Gauteng

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Malvern is located in Gauteng
 Malvern shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Malvern is located in Greater Johannesburg
Malvern is located in South Africa
Malvern (South Africa)
Malvern is located in Africa
Malvern (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°12′04″S 28°06′07″E / 26.201°S 28.102°E / -26.201; 28.102Coordinates: 26°12′04″S 28°06′07″E / 26.201°S 28.102°E / -26.201; 28.102
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1904
 • Total 1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,525
 • Density 6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 86.0%
 • Coloured 6.3%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 5.6%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 39.7%
 • English 19.2%
 • Afrikaans 5.9%
 • Xhosa 5.8%
 • Other 29.3%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 4093
PO box 4055

Malvern is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Situated east of the Johannesburg CBD, its south of Kensington and north of the industrial suburb of Denver. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.


Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms that make up Johannesburg, called Doornfontein.[2] The area is named after Malvern or Malvern Hills in Worcestershire with the land proclaimed as a suburb on 24 June 1904.[2] Was previously called Morriston.[3]:177


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Malvern". 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. 
  3. ^ Musiker, Naomi; Musiker, Reuben (2000). A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg. Cape Town: Francolin. ISBN 1868590712.