|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||32.7%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code (street)||4339|
Oaklands is an affluent 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.: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.:177 Martin would own a large house in suburb called Avonmore a would live there until his death in 1960.: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.: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.:376
- "Sub Place Oaklands". Census 2011.
- Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318.
- Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159.
- "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.
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