Ratanda

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Ratanda
Ratanda is located in South Africa
Ratanda
Ratanda
 Ratanda shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°33′S 28°20′E / 26.550°S 28.333°E / -26.550; 28.333Coordinates: 26°33′S 28°20′E / 26.550°S 28.333°E / -26.550; 28.333
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Sedibeng
Municipality Lesedi
Area[1]
 • Total 6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 36,102
 • Density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.1%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 50.6%
 • Sotho 35.5%
 • Xhosa 5.0%
 • English 1.5%
 • Other 7.3%
Postal code (street) 1441
PO box 1443

Ratanda is a township south of Heidelberg in Gauteng, South Africa.

It was established in 1955. Ratanda was one of the first townships to be affected by unrest which broke out in 1984 on the highveld.

Ratanda has 23 different extensions, of which extension 1 is the higher class level and extension 7 being the lowest income housing. Ratanda is derived from two Native African languages "Rata" meaning (SeSotho)= Love and "Thanda" (IsiZulu)= Love. Hence Ratanda, meaning a place of Love for the people for the locals who fell in love with the place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Ratanda". Census 2011.