Vosloorus

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Vosloorus
Aerial view of Vosloorus
Aerial view of Vosloorus
Vosloorus is located in Gauteng
Vosloorus
Vosloorus
Vosloorus is located in South Africa
Vosloorus
Vosloorus
Vosloorus is located in Africa
Vosloorus
Vosloorus
 Vosloorus shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°21′30″S 28°12′27″E / 26.35833°S 28.20750°E / -26.35833; 28.20750Coordinates: 26°21′30″S 28°12′27″E / 26.35833°S 28.20750°E / -26.35833; 28.20750
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality Ekurhuleni
Established 1963
Area[1]
 • Total 32.10 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 163,216
 • Density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.3%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 46.8%
 • Sotho 18.0%
 • Xhosa 8.2%
 • Northern Sotho 7.3%
 • Other 19.7%
Postal code (street) 1475
PO box 1486

Vosloorus is a large township situated south of Boksburg and just east of Katlehong in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1963 when Black Africans were removed from Stirtonville[2] because it was considered by the government too close to a white town. Stirtonville, renamed Reiger Park, has since become home to Boksburg's coloured community. A local authority was established in 1983 when Vosloorus was given full municipal status.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Vosloorus". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Harry Mashabela (1988). Townships of the PWV. South African Institute of Race Relations. p. 169. ISBN 0-86982-343-4.