Robertsham

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Robertsham
Robertsham is located in Gauteng
Robertsham
Robertsham
Robertsham is located in South Africa
Robertsham
Robertsham
Coordinates: 26°14′47″S 28°0′37″E / 26.24639°S 28.01028°E / -26.24639; 28.01028Coordinates: 26°14′47″S 28°0′37″E / 26.24639°S 28.01028°E / -26.24639; 28.01028
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1948
Area
 • Total3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total6,727
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African17.3%
 • Coloured6.4%
 • Indian/Asian50.6%
 • White23.0%
 • Other2.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English72.8%
 • Afrikaans11.6%
 • Zulu3.3%
 • Sotho2.5%
 • Other9.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2091
PO box
2175

Robertsham is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is situated in the city's southern suburbs just south of the CBD. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on an old Witwatersrand farm of Ormonde.[2] It was purchased by Kalven Estates in 1948 and proclaimed on 14 April 1948 and would be named after the company's chairman Robert Shapiro.[2] The word -ham, in the United Kingdom and Ireland is a suffix used in place names meaning farm or homestead.

Education[edit]

Sir John Adamson Secondary School is located in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Robertsham". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.