Moodie Hill

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Moodie Hill
Moodie Hill is located in Gauteng
Moodie Hill
Moodie Hill
Moodie Hill is located in South Africa
Moodie Hill
Moodie Hill
Coordinates: 26°05′06″S 28°02′28″E / 26.085°S 28.041°E / -26.085; 28.041Coordinates: 26°05′06″S 28°02′28″E / 26.085°S 28.041°E / -26.085; 28.041
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceSandton
Area
 • Total0.11 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total242
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African26.4%
 • Indian/Asian7.0%
 • White66.5%
First languages (2011)
 • English71.9%
 • Tswana5.4%
 • Afrikaans3.7%
 • Zulu3.3%
 • Other15.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2057

Moodie Hill is a small affluent suburb consisting of four roads; Springhill Road, Springhill Close, Van Meurs Avenue and a small section of Coleraine Drive. It is situated in Johannesburg, Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Sandton. South Africa.

History[edit]

The suburb was originally a working farm before Sandton City began being built in the early 1970s. The original farmhouse is still standing albeit completely restored and renovated. Adjacent to the original plot is a stand which incorporates a house built by renowned Staatliches Bauhaus[2] student and architect Steffen Ahrends.[3]

Location[edit]

Situated between Riverclub, Benmore Gardens, Parkmore and Morningside, Gauteng. The purlieus of Moodie Hill is in close proximity to Lycée Jules Verne (South Africa), the Morningside Post Office and the River Club golf course.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Moodie Hill". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Ahrends, Steffen, artefacts.co.za
  3. ^ Muriel Emmanuel: Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA 680-C625. p. 15-16
  4. ^ Eddie Keizan: The Tale of a Motorsport Tiger, dailymaverick.co.za