Sydenham, Gauteng

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Sydenham is located in Gauteng
Sydenham is located in South Africa
Sydenham is located in Africa
 Sydenham shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°09′11″S 28°05′31″E / 26.153°S 28.092°E / -26.153; 28.092Coordinates: 26°09′11″S 28°05′31″E / 26.153°S 28.092°E / -26.153; 28.092
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
 • Total 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,368
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 29.3%
 • Coloured 1.3%
 • Indian/Asian 1.5%
 • White 65.9%
 • Other 2.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 69.1%
 • Zulu 6.9%
 • Northern Sotho 5.3%
 • Afrikaans 4.4%
 • Other 14.3%
Postal code (street) 2192

Sydenham is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E. The suburb is surrounded by the area of Orchards, Orange Grove and other smaller suburbs.


The suburb was surveyed for housing in 1905.[2]:162 The suburbs name comes from the name of the farm which originated sometime before the mid-1890s.[3]:304 In 1910, Sydenham was still quite rural and on 26 February of that year, the land was used by Frenchman Albert Kimmerling to fly a Voisin biplane a few hundred yards and proved that aircraft could be flown at a high altitude of 2000m.[4]:255


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Sydenham". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318. 
  3. ^ "Orange Grove Precinct. Heritage Impact Assessment & Conservation Management Plan. Report Phase 3. Volume 3" (PDF). Johannesburg Development Agency (published 16 May 2016). 19 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159.