Oaklands, Gauteng

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Oaklands is located in Gauteng
Oaklands is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 26°08′49″S 28°03′54″E / 26.147°S 28.065°E / -26.147; 28.065Coordinates: 26°08′49″S 28°03′54″E / 26.147°S 28.065°E / -26.147; 28.065
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
 • Total1,963
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African32.7%
 • Coloured1.7%
 • Indian/Asian7.8%
 • White56.7%
 • Other1.1%
First languages (2011)
 • English72.9%
 • Afrikaans5.5%
 • Zulu4.8%
 • Tswana3.3%
 • Other13.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code2190

Oaklands is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Johannesburg Region E. It is a small suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Houghton Estate, Norwood, Orchards, The Gardens and Highlands North.


Oaklands came into existence in 1896.[2]:162 The lands owner prior to it being surveyed as a township was William Anderson Martin and purchased in 1896, consisting of 18 acres of what is now known as Oaklands and Orchards.[3]:177 Martin would own a large house in suburb called Avonmore a would live there until his death in 1960.[3]:177

The eastern border of the suburb, bounded by Orchards is separated by a seasonal spruit (stream) that has its source in the Houghton Golf Club and with a possible further source on the ridge above Louis Botha Avenue close to Fellside.[4]:376 Most of the stream through the suburb is now either underground or canalized with it eventually forming up with the Orange Grove Spruit and entering the Sandspruit river.[4]:376


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Oaklands". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318.
  3. ^ a b Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159.
  4. ^ a b "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.