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Roodepoort & Krugersdorp Info

Roodepoort Information


About The Area

Krugersdorp normally receives about 614mm of rain per year, with most rainfall occurring mainly during mid-summer. It receives the lowest rainfall (0mm) in June and the highest (117mm) in January. The average midday temperatures for Krugersdorp range from 16.6°C in June to 26.4°C in January. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 0.6°C on average during the night

Roodepoort is a city in the Greater Johannesburg area, Gauteng, South Africa. Johannesburg's most famous botanical garden, Witwatersrand National Botanical Gardens (now renamed Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden), is located in Roodepoort. Formerly an independent municipality, Roodepoort became part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in the late 1990s, along with Randburg and Sandton.

Although Roodepoort has traditionally been regarded as being part of the West Rand, it was not made part of the West Rand District Municipality, instead being integrated into the City of Johannesburg Metropolitam Municipality, following the post-apartheid reorganisation of local government in the late 1990s.

In 1884, brothers Fred and Harry Struben, having discovered gold on the farm Wilgespruit at the western end of the Witwatersrand, were granted concessions to mine the area. When George Harrison's find at Langlaagte came to light and gold fever took hold, the Strubens brothers were joined by a swarm of gold diggers. Though the Confidence Reef bore little gold and their mine was unprofitable, the ramshackle town that grew around it became the Roodepoort Municipality in 1903. Incorporating the towns of Hamburg, Florida and Maraisburg, Roodepoort became a city in 1977.

Residential areas in the new developing parts of Roodepoort are expanding at a faster pace than anywhere else in South Africa[citation needed]. This growth is said[by whom?] to be fueled by various factors such as the fast-growing Black middle class, the close proximity to other large Gauteng cities and established and advanced infrastructure.

Schools:

Agape Primary School
Barnhoorn Primary School
Beula Primary School
Braamfischerville Primary School
Dikela Js School
Doornkop Secondary School
Duduza College
Durban Deep Primary School
Florida Park High School
Florida Primary School
Grace Christian School
Hoerskool Die Adelaar
Hoerskool Die Burger
Horizon View Primary School
J&J Private Primary School
Julius Sebolai Primary School
Klip Valley Primary
Laerskool Culembeeck Primary
Laerskool Die Ruiter
Laerskool Gustav Preller
Laerskool Jozua Naude
Nkone Maruping Primary School
Oakwood College
Princess High School
Ridgevale Primary School
Roodepan Primere Skool
Roodepoort Primary School
Tshepisong Primary School
Tulip Secondary School
Unified Public School
Victory House Private School
West Ridge High School

Population: 326,416
Established: 1884
Area: Total - 161.50 km2 (62.36 sq mi)

Climate:

Roodepoort normally receives about 607mm of rain per year, with most rainfall occurring during summer. It receives the lowest rainfall (0mm) in June and the highest (114mm) in January. Temperatures for Roodepoort range from 16.3°C in June to 26.1°C in January. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 0.5°C on average during the night. 

Krugersdorp:Information


About The Area:

Krugersdorp (Afrikaans for Kruger's town) is a mining city in the West Rand, Gauteng Province, South Africa founded in 1887 by Marthinus Pretorius . Following the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand, a need arose for a major town in the west of the reef. The government bought part of the Paardekraal farm and named the new town after the Transvaal president, Paul Kruger. Krugersdorp no longer has a separate municipal government after it was integrated into Mogale City Local Municipality along with surrounding towns. It is now the seat of government for Mogale City.

Schools:

Krugersdorp High School
Town View High School 
Hoërskool Jan De Klerk
HTS Nic Diederichs
Ahmed Timol Secondary
Rant en Dal School
Hoërskool Pro-Practicum
Laerskool Ebenhaeser

Population: 140,643
Established: 1887

Economy:

Gold, manganese, iron, asbestos and lime are all mined in the area.

Krugersdorp has a modern business center and shopping malls alongside many smaller shops, schools, and necessary amenities. There are also game reserves and a nearby bird sanctuary.

Krugersdorp is served marginally by the Jack Taylor Airfield which is easily accessible from Pretoria via the R28/N14 highway, and more commonly by the N1 highway, Lanseria International Airport on the R511 which is used for travel to Pretoria, and OR Tambo International Airport which is South Africa's main international airport located in Johannesburg.

The nearby 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) game reserve in the dense bush of the veld holds a large quantity of game and is one of the town's major tourist attractions. Also in close proximity are various provincial heritage sites including the Cradle of Humankind and its Sterkfontein Caves and the Wonder Cave.

Climate:

Krugersdorp normally receives about 614mm of rain per year, with most rainfall occurring mainly during mid-summer. It receives the lowest rainfall (0mm) in June and the highest (117mm) in January.Temperatures for Krugersdorp range from 16.6°C in June to 26.4°C in January. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 0.6°C on average during the night.