Mariannhill

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Mariannhill
Mariannhill is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Mariannhill
Mariannhill
 Mariannhill shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Location within Durban
Mariannhill is located in Durban
Mariannhill
Mariannhill
Mariannhill is located in South Africa
Mariannhill
Mariannhill
Mariannhill (South Africa)
Mariannhill is located in Africa
Mariannhill
Mariannhill
Mariannhill (Africa)
Coordinates: 29°51′S 30°50′E / 29.850°S 30.833°E / -29.850; 30.833Coordinates: 29°51′S 30°50′E / 29.850°S 30.833°E / -29.850; 30.833
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Area[1]
 • Total 3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 835
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 3610

Mariannhill is a little suburb near Pinetown in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Roman Catholic mission station 16 km west of Durban. Founded in 1882 as a Trappist monastery, it developed until in 1952 a health committee was established. The name is derived from those of the Virgin Mary and Saint Anne.[2]

In 1909 the St. Francis College was founded in Mariannhill, combining a boys' school and a girls' school that had operated since the mid/late 1880s. Over a century in operation, St. Francis college is a Roman Catholic independent coeducational secondary school.[3] One of its prominent faculty was the Zulu writer and poet Benedict Wallet Vilakazi.

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