Mondeor

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Mondeor
Mondeor is located in Gauteng
Mondeor
Mondeor
 Mondeor shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Mondeor is located in Greater Johannesburg
Mondeor
Mondeor
Mondeor is located in South Africa
Mondeor
Mondeor
Mondeor (South Africa)
Mondeor is located in Africa
Mondeor
Mondeor
Mondeor (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°16′16″S 27°59′53″E / 26.271°S 27.998°E / -26.271; 27.998Coordinates: 26°16′16″S 27°59′53″E / 26.271°S 27.998°E / -26.271; 27.998
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1958
Area[1]
 • Total 3.71 km2 (1.43 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,021
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 45.1%
 • Coloured 16.4%
 • Indian/Asian 13.5%
 • White 23.3%
 • Other 1.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 51.4%
 • Zulu 12.6%
 • Afrikaans 10.4%
 • Sotho 6.9%
 • Other 18.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2091
PO box 2110

Mondeor is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Mondeor is the location of Southgate Shopping Centre. Mondeor was known as the Jewel of the South. It is set amongst rolling hills, away from the sight and sound of the city, yet only 15 minutes drive from the Johannesburg city centre.[2]

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Ormonde.[3] It was established on 19 May 1958, and its name is possibly an anagram of the old farms name.[3]

Parks and greenspace[edit]

Parts of the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve are in Mondeor.[4] Mondeor is interesting from a geological point of view; the hills lying on the northern side of Mondeor are of sandstone and those on the south are igneous.[5][6]

Education[edit]

Mondeor has four schools; Mondeor Primary, Dalmondeor, Mondeor High School[7] and Hartford College.

Popular culture[edit]

Parts of the novel Happiness is a Four-letter Word, by Cynthia Jele, is set in Mondeor.[8]

Note and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Mondeor". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Stark 1958, p. 90-94.
  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. 
  4. ^ Bloch 2012, pp. 10-.
  5. ^ Anon 1980, p. 110.
  6. ^ Anon 1997, pp. 215-216.
  7. ^ Kalantzis & Cope 2001, p. 130.
  8. ^ Jele 2011, p. 279.