Pageview, Gauteng

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Pageview
Pageview is located in Gauteng
Pageview
Pageview
 Pageview shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Pageview is located in Greater Johannesburg
Pageview
Pageview
Pageview is located in South Africa
Pageview
Pageview
Pageview (South Africa)
Pageview is located in Africa
Pageview
Pageview
Pageview (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°11′53″S 28°01′01″E / 26.198°S 28.017°E / -26.198; 28.017Coordinates: 26°11′53″S 28°01′01″E / 26.198°S 28.017°E / -26.198; 28.017
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Area[1]
 • Total 0.17 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 947
 • Density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 29.4%
 • Coloured 11.1%
 • Indian/Asian 41.1%
 • White 14.8%
 • Other 3.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 42.1%
 • Afrikaans 27.0%
 • Zulu 4.1%
 • Northern Sotho 3.1%
 • Other 23.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2092

Pageview is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Originally populated by non-whites including Cape Malays and Indians, it was one of two adjacent suburbs (Pageview & Vrededorp) commonly known as Fietas.[2]

History[edit]

In 1894, the land that would eventually become Pageview, was created by the South African Republic for non-whites and was known as the Malay Camp with 279 stands but by 1905 was mostly inhabited by Indian South Africans.[3]:206[4] On 27 January 1942, the Malay Location Standholders and Traders Association requested the name of the township be changed to Pageview after Johannesburg Mayor J.J Page.[3]:206 The town was renamed on 23 February 1943 and the council asked the government to give the Indian land owners ownership of the their land.[3]:206 In 1948, the National Party one the election and would soon introduced Apartheid. The area would be declared a white area which meant the eviction of all non-white residents, with black residents going to Soweto and Indian residents to Lenasia with evictions continuing from 1964 to 1970.[3]:206[4] Many homes were bulldozed, and housing for white people was built on some of the land, with large parts remaining undeveloped. This heritage is now commemorated at the Fietas Museum The Oriental Plaza, a shopping centre, was built by the Johannesburg City Council to compensate the traders who lost the shops during the forced removals.[3]:206

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Pageview". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Musiker, Naomi; Musiker, Reuben (2000). A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg. Cape Town: Francolin. ISBN 1868590712. 
  4. ^ a b "Pageview". South African History Organisation. 21 January 2018. 

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