Orange Farm

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Orange Farm
Farmton
Orange Farm Youth Protest
Orange Farm Youth Protest
Orange Farm is located in Gauteng
Orange Farm
Orange Farm
Orange Farm is located in South Africa
Orange Farm
Orange Farm
Orange Farm is located in Africa
Orange Farm
Orange Farm
 Orange Farm shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°27′54″S 27°51′25″E / 26.465°S 27.857°E / -26.465; 27.857Coordinates: 26°27′54″S 27°51′25″E / 26.465°S 27.857°E / -26.465; 27.857
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District 11
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Established 1988
Government
 • Councillor Motha (ANC)
Area[1]
 • Total 12.16 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 76,767
 • Density 6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.3%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 44.5%
 • Sotho 29.1%
 • Xhosa 9.5%
 • Tsonga 4.1%
 • Other 12.8%
Postal code (street) 1805
PO box 1805
Area code 1841
A sign in Orange Farm

Orange Farm ("Farma") is a township located approximately 45 km from Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the youngest townships in South Africa, with the original inhabitants; laid off farm workers, taking up residency in 1988. Support for the population came slowly mostly from people who were tenants at the great township of Soweto.[2]

The Orange Farm Water Crisis Committee, an offshoot of the South African Anti-Privatization Forum (AFP) has been very vocal and active against the privatization of water.

Approximately 85% of the people work in Johannesburg. Most of the people use train to get to work. 35% of the residents are unemployed and the stats rise every year as the matriculates join them.[citation needed]

Infrastructure[edit]

Orange Farm is a rapidly growing township with great infrastructural developments each year. The township has a large main clinic (Stretford Clinic[3]) and several minor clinics. The township's main roads are tarred and several minor streets may be tarred but in questionable condition. Orange farm has a small official library, permanent housing for many residents ( mainly government housing) . Electricity is readily available to most places with only a few areas without electricity (Including the Squatter camp in Drieziek 5).The town has a large multi-purpose community center.

However, these improvements come with financial costs, which most of the citizens living in Orange Farm cannot afford. The ongoing privatization of Orange Farm has also drawn much criticism from social justice and human rights groups as they have pointed out that local small businesses keep on dying. This can also be linked to the rising number of foreign owned shops in the area. A lot has been done to improve Orange farm, it also now has more than two parks and a two floor mall (Eyethu Orange Farm mall ). However, nearly all areas still need improvement.

Parks[edit]

Mountain Road Park (opened 12 October 2014) is situated in Orange Farm Ext 2, 1 km away from Eyethu Orange Farm Mall. This park sits where there used to be a soccer/football pitch of Ext 2 (Liver Pool Grouds).

Orange Farm Residents Chilling at the park.

Education[edit]

High Schools[edit]

  • Vulanindlela Secondary School
  • Leshata Secondary School
  • Mphethi Mahlatsi Seconday School
  • Aha-thuto Secondary School
  • Jabulile Secondary School
  • Thamsanqa Secondary School
  • Thetha Secondary School
  • Vutomi Secondary School
  • Isikhumbuzo Secondary School
  • Siyaphambili Secondary School
  • Sinqobile Secondary School
  • Masibambane College
  • Raphela Secondary School

Qoqa Secondary School Orange Farm Secondary School

Primary Schools[edit]

  • Inhlonipho Primary School
  • Laus Deo Primary School
  • Radipabi Primary School
  • Orange Farm Primary School
  • Refalletse Primary School
  • Langa Libalele Primary School
  • Reamohetsoe Primary School
  • Qhakazani Primary School
  • Amsai Primary School
  • Rekhutlile Primary school
  • Nomini Primary School
  • Tshepana Primary School
  • Madume Primary School
  • Masibambane College
  • Reitumetse Primary School
  • Solwazi Primary School
  • Itemoheleng Primary School
  • Stretford Primary School
  • Anglican Primary School
  • Sincobile Intermediate school
  • Moyisela Primary School
  • Seipone Primary School

Gauteng Digital Schools[edit]

In 2015, the first stage in the Gauteng Digital Schools project was launched after midyear. The Gauteng Department of Education aims to transform all schools in the province to paperless-based schools. The project is headed by the MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi. The project began with replacing traditional chalkboards with large, touch-operated electronic screens and every learner receiving a Huawei 10" tablet computer. For 2015, the changes were only made to grade 12 classes and students. Most government schools in the province (Orange Farm included) were equipt with "smart" grade 12 classes. If the project succeeds all schools and grades in Orange Farm will become completely paperless and truly digitalised.[citation needed]

Notable people of Orange Farm[edit]

Actors[edit]

Business People[edit]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as subtropical highland (Cwb).[6]

Climate data for Orange Farm
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
25.8
(78.4)
24.7
(76.5)
22.1
(71.8)
19.6
(67.3)
16.9
(62.4)
17.3
(63.1)
20.3
(68.5)
23.4
(74.1)
25
(77)
25.3
(77.5)
26.1
(79)
22.74
(72.93)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
19.8
(67.6)
18.5
(65.3)
15.5
(59.9)
12.1
(53.8)
9
(48)
9.2
(48.6)
12.1
(53.8)
15.7
(60.3)
18
(64)
19
(66)
19.9
(67.8)
15.77
(60.32)
Average low °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
13.9
(57)
12.3
(54.1)
8.9
(48)
4.6
(40.3)
1.2
(34.2)
1.2
(34.2)
4
(39)
8
(46)
11
(52)
12.7
(54.9)
13.7
(56.7)
8.83
(47.86)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 136
(5.35)
101
(3.98)
84
(3.31)
63
(2.48)
20
(0.79)
8
(0.31)
7
(0.28)
7
(0.28)
24
(0.94)
73
(2.87)
112
(4.41)
115
(4.53)
750
(29.53)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 1667m[6]

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