[12][13] Originally built to house male migrant workers, many have been improved as dwellings for couples and families. Auckland Park is home to the headquarters of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which is located in Radiopark, and two campuses of the sprawling University of Johannesburg. The N1 Western Bypass skirts the eastern boundary of Soweto. It’s almost a decade since the ground at Ei... As the world adapts to the reality of living with a vicious pandemic, the City mourns the deaths of 29 employees who succumbed to the Coronavirus in the last nine months. Many companies abandoned skyscrapers that had been built in the Central Business District (CBD) in the 1960s and 1970s, and left warehouses empty or little used. Consequently, the city was divided into white and black suburbs. The only remaining original Sophiatown building is the Anglican Church of Christ the King. City Power Board Members; Company Profile; City Power Reports; Promotion Of Access To Information Act 2 Of 2000 ("THE ACT") Student Bursaries; COJ_Municipal_Services; Contact Us Currently selected. The regional map of the City of Joburg divides our city into 7 distinct regions. B 3 and 4 Includes whole of the former Region 4, excluding Ward 70 (such as Florida), including Wards 90, 102 & 104 (such as Rosebank, Bryanston, Randburg). The quality of life deteriorates on the outer fringes of the northern suburbs. The residential areas in the northern suburbs are mainly formal, with no significant areas of informal housing, or housing that lacks a permanent structure. The area is also functionally integrated with East Rand border towns outside of the official boundary of Johannesburg, such as Bedfordview and Edenvale (both part of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality). The first suburb to the north of the inner city is Parktown, which is located on a hill overlooking the inner city and Hillbrow. Metropolitan Centre, 1st Floor Council Chamber Wing, 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, JOHANNESBURG Johannesburg, like many other boom towns, grew rapidly and with little planning, and thus the city covers an extremely large area. It is about 40 kilometres south of the inner city. The northern suburbs benefited greatly from the deterioration of the CBD, as many people and businesses moved. Box: 1049 Johannesburg, 2000 Online Mapping Telephone: +27 11 407-6159 CGIS Email: cgis@joburg.org.za Online Mapping Email: ims@joburg.org.za These areas were formerly extremely desirable; however, due to the increase in crime, the housing stock has greatly deteriorated as many wealthier residents have left for the northern suburbs. Many suburbs near the CBD also felt the demographic change as previously white and middle class suburbs like Yeoville became mostly black and dangerous within the space of two to three years.[6]. Detailed and high-resolution maps of Johannesburg, South Africa for free download. Roodepoort is another major formerly independent municipality, recently incorporated into Johannesburg. The informal settlements in this area are growing rapidly, with 76 per cent of the population of Diepsloot living in informal housing. Description of Regions New Regions Old regions Comments A 1 and 2 The former regions have been combined into one (such as Diepsloot, Midrand, Fourways, Sunninghill, Woodmead). Ekurhuleni Johannesburg Metro Sedibeng Tshwane & Metsweding West Rand. Map: Click Here to View Map Fax Number: +27 11 339-5582 Postal Address: P.O. The suburbs close to the CBD, in particular Joubert Park, Hillbrow, and Berea, have a large number of high-rise apartment blocks. Johannesburg is growing at an unprecedented rate – constantly and continuously transforming itself. Postal: PO Box 1049, Johannesburg, 2000: Physical: 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg: Tel: 011 407 6111: Fax: 011 403 8723: Web: www.joburg.org.za CoJ is the most populated city in the country, which can be attributed to its role as the economic hub of South Africa and the African continent. 4.3 Lesedi Local Municipality. Regions in Gauteng. Public transport construction was completely abandoned, except for a minor bus system.[2][3]. The most conspicuous geographic feature is Observatory Ridge, which is named for the large observatory located on it. There have been significant movements to revitalise the CBD, most of which have focused on the reduction of crime, especially street crime in the central area, and the redevelopment of Newtown as a cultural hub for the city. The northern suburbs have developed along the M1 and N1 highways, which serve as their major arterial roads. Known affectionately as the City of Gold, Johannesburg has been associated with wealth, opportunity and prosperity since gold was discovered on Langlaagte farm in 1886. The area is also connected to the rest of the city by the N1 Western Bypass. The Central Business District was the first part of the city to be built in a grid, which was designed around the major road known as Commissioner Street, which served as the central artery for the city. The chief road that cuts through Melville's business area, Beyers Naude Drive. As in other Commonwealth countries, the term suburb refers to a "neighbourhood", although the term has a somewhat stronger meaning in South Africa as most "suburbs" have legally recognised borders and often separate postal codes. Fourways, in the south-east, is the major retail, office and entertainment area. When the Group Areas Act was repealed, there was a mass migration of former township dwellers and illegal immigrants to buildings in the CBD and surrounding areas, which caused crime rates to increase dramatically in the Central area of the city. The area is mostly composed of old "matchbox" houses, or four-room houses built by the government, that were built to provide cheap accommodation for black workers during apartheid. 3 City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Houghton is also the former electoral district of Helen Suzman, a famous anti-apartheid Member of Parliament. The South of Johannesburg is associated with poverty as many former townships fall within this area (orange Farm and Soweto). Towards the extreme north-west of the city, there are well-developed farms, as well as smaller formal and informal residential areas. Region 4 was an administrative region of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2000 to 2006, situated almost exactly in the middle of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.It contained the north-western suburbs of Johannesburg as well as western Randburg to the north and Florida to the south-west. Nelson Mandela had a house in Houghton, and it is also the location of the most prestigious secondary schools in Johannesburg. When Australian digger George Harrison first struck gold on the Witwatersrand reef in 1886, he could little have imagined that he was in at the birth of what would become the financial, economic and industrial hub of Africa and a world-class African city. Some of these people were our neighbours and friends, while others were our companions. [10] The recreational spaces are no longer used, due to security problems. However, this north/south prejudice is too general as Johannesburg is becoming increasingly less economically segregated. As in other Commonwealth countries, the term suburb refers to a "neighbourhood", although the term has a somewhat stronger meaning[dubious – discuss] in South Africa as most (but not all) "suburbs" have legally recognised borders (see legal definition of township) and often (but not always) separate postal codes. The South African economy did extremely well at the end of World War II and many new immigrants came to South Africa from Europe. The city government has attempted to rectify this situation as of 2005 by installing CCTV cameras all over the city centre, and increasing police presence. Apartheid formally designated which suburbs each race could live in under the Group Areas Act. The previous owners of buildings in the CBD abandoned them as their value decreased, and more illegal immigrants moved in. Please turn on JavaScript and try again. Sandton has become the new business area of Johannesburg, and features many corporate headquarters, as well as Nelson Mandela Square and Wanderers Stadium, the most prestigious cricket ground in South Africa. ​Yesterday, the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Housing in the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Mlungisi Mabaso, handed over 100 Breaking New Ground (BNG) housing units at Lufhereng Extension 5 to 1996 and 1997 Waiting List beneficiaries. In general the northern regions carry more This problem was solved in the 1930s when the automobile was introduced in mass production to South Africa. Just to the west of Parktown is Westcliff and Parkwood, which is one of the wealthiest areas in Johannesburg, as it is located on the side of a very tall hill and overlooks the inner city as well as the northern suburbs. Other wealthy residential suburbs, Saxonwold, Houghton and Oaklands continue to the north of Westcliff. It is a city that bustles with life and activity, and is the heart of South Africa in regard to politics, industry and the economy. Region C City of Johannesburg About us Attractions Business Clinics Councillors Customer Service Centers Libraries Recreational Facilities Suburbs Region C City Of Johannesburg It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled. It is actually the most isolated, least integrated area of Johannesburg, with its east, west, and southern boundaries also forming Johannesburg proper's boundaries in the area. City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Welcome to CoJ e-Services: Extranet E-SERVICES Welcome to CoJ e-Services. [9] All major arterial roads originate from the inner city and spread out into other parts of the city. 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