Robertsham

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Robertsham
Robertsham is located in Gauteng
Robertsham
Robertsham
 Robertsham shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Robertsham is located in Greater Johannesburg
Robertsham
Robertsham
Robertsham is located in South Africa
Robertsham
Robertsham
Robertsham (South Africa)
Robertsham is located in Africa
Robertsham
Robertsham
Robertsham (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1948
Area[1]
 • Total 3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,727
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 17.3%
 • Coloured 6.4%
 • Indian/Asian 50.6%
 • White 23.0%
 • Other 2.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 72.8%
 • Afrikaans 11.6%
 • Zulu 3.3%
 • Sotho 2.5%
 • Other 9.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
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.