The Hill, Gauteng

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The Hill
The Hill is located in Gauteng
The Hill
The Hill
The Hill is located in South Africa
The Hill
The Hill
The Hill is located in Africa
The Hill
The Hill
 The Hill shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°15′06″S 28°03′41″E / 26.25167°S 28.06139°E / -26.25167; 28.06139Coordinates: 26°15′06″S 28°03′41″E / 26.25167°S 28.06139°E / -26.25167; 28.06139
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1919
Area[1]
 • Total 1.64 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,094
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 29.7%
 • Coloured 8.6%
 • Indian/Asian 4.7%
 • White 55.7%
 • Other 1.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 60.8%
 • Afrikaans 11.3%
 • Zulu 6.4%
 • Xhosa 3.9%
 • Other 17.6%
Postal code (street) 6525

The Hill is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The area lies to the south of the Johannesburg CBD and is surrounded by the suburbs of Regents Park, Rosettenville and Linmeyer. It is located in Region F.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Klipriviersberg.[2] It would be proclaimed as suburb on 29 January 1919 and its name is derived from hill it sits upon.[2]

Education[edit]

It contains a government high school, called The Hill High School. Another school in the suburb is an independant Anglican school called St. Martin's School. W.H. Coetzer Primary School opened in 1952 and is named after a South African artist W.H. Coetzer.

Parks and green-space[edit]

Moffat Park lies to east the suburb and was land donated to the City of Johannesburg by Johan Abram Moffat and on 19 May 1936 became a park named after him.[3] The park consisted of a portion of land once part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Klipriviersberg. The park, consisting of natural veld, is now earmarked for housing development.[4]

Infrastructure[edit]

The suburb is the home to a public hospital called South Rand Hospital which opened on 18 June 1954 by the Transvaal Administrator Dr William Nicol.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place The Hill". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Moffat Park - History". Stop Moffat Park Development. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Map Moffat Park". Stop Moffat Park Development. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "South Rand Hospital: Profile". Gauteng Province Health. Retrieved 24 June 2017.