Maryvale, Gauteng

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Maryvale is located in Gauteng
Maryvale is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 26°09′11″S 28°05′13″E / 26.153°S 28.087°E / -26.153; 28.087Coordinates: 26°09′11″S 28°05′13″E / 26.153°S 28.087°E / -26.153; 28.087
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total0.06 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
 • Total85
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African62.8%
 • Coloured8.1%
 • White29.1%
First languages (2011)
 • English42.9%
 • Northern Sotho15.5%
 • Zulu11.9%
 • Southern Ndebele8.3%
 • Other21.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

Maryvale is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region 3. Its is a tiny triangular suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Orchards and Sydenham.


The suburb was founded in 1939 and borders Louis Botha Avenue.[2]:292 It was surveyed around 1912 and developed from 1921 on land originally on the farm Klipfontein.[3] The suburb's land was owned by Ockert Jacobus van Wyk and was named after his wife Mary.[3] The suburb consists mainly of businesses and a small number of houses.[2]:292 The suburb is also the home of Maryvale College, a Catholic primary and high school formed in the same year as the suburb though the red bricked church on the grounds was built a year earlier.[2]:295


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Maryvale". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Orange Grove Precinct. Heritage Impact Assessment & Conservation Management Plan. Report Phase 3. Volume 3" (PDF). Johannesburg Development Agency (published 16 May 2016). 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ 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.