Spes Bona

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Spes Bona
Spes Bona is located in Gauteng
Spes Bona
Spes Bona
 Spes Bona shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Spes Bona is located in Greater Johannesburg
Spes Bona
Spes Bona
Spes Bona is located in South Africa
Spes Bona
Spes Bona
Spes Bona (South Africa)
Spes Bona is located in Africa
Spes Bona
Spes Bona
Spes Bona (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°12′29″S 28°04′19″E / 26.208°S 28.072°E / -26.208; 28.072Coordinates: 26°12′29″S 28°04′19″E / 26.208°S 28.072°E / -26.208; 28.072
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Established 1896
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2094

Spes Bona is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. 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 Doornfontein.[1] The suburbs name is Latin for good hope and was established in 1896, named after the nearby Spes Bona Goldmine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.