South Hills, Gauteng

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South Hills
Suidheuwels
South Hills is located in Gauteng
South Hills
South Hills
 South Hills shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
South Hills is located in Greater Johannesburg
South Hills
South Hills
South Hills is located in South Africa
South Hills
South Hills
South Hills (South Africa)
South Hills is located in Africa
South Hills
South Hills
South Hills (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°14′56″S 28°04′44″E / 26.249°S 28.079°E / -26.249; 28.079Coordinates: 26°14′56″S 28°04′44″E / 26.249°S 28.079°E / -26.249; 28.079
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Johannesburg
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1942
 • Councillor (DA)
Area[1]
 • Total 1.20 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,715
 • Density 7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 51.0%
 • Coloured 12.1%
 • Indian/Asian 3.0%
 • White 33.4%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 31.4%
 • English 24.9%
 • Zulu 13.5%
 • Xhosa 7.2%
 • Other 23.0%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2197
PO box 2136
Area code 011
Website www.joburg.org.za

South Hills is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Also known as Suidheuwels in Afrikaans, it is about 20 minutes drive from Johannesburg Central. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Klipriviersberg.[2] It was originally called Welfare Park when it was established as a suburb on 23 September 1942.[2] It obtained its current name in 1962, found in hills in the south of Johannesburg.[2]

Geography[edit]

Communities[edit]

South Hills also consists of numerous old council houses.

Education[edit]

South Hills has four schools namely Montanus Primary School (formerly Suidrand Laerskool), Suidheuwels Laerskool, Crestview Primary school and Diversity High school (formerly J.G. Strijdom Hoerskool).

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Municipal buses cover the main routes from South Hills into Johannesburg Central.

References[edit]

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