South Hills, Gauteng

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South Hills

Suidheuwels
South Hills is located in Gauteng
South Hills
South Hills
South Hills is located in South Africa
South Hills
South Hills
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
DistrictJohannesburg
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1942
 • Councillor(DA)
Area
 • Total1.20 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total8,715
 • Density7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African51.0%
 • Coloured12.1%
 • Indian/Asian3.0%
 • White33.4%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans31.4%
 • English24.9%
 • Zulu13.5%
 • Xhosa7.2%
 • Other23.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2197
PO box
2136
Area code011
Websitewww.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.