Spes Bona

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Spes Bona
Spes Bona is located in Gauteng
Spes Bona
Spes Bona
Spes Bona is located in South Africa
Spes Bona
Spes Bona
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Established1896
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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.