Greymont

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Greymont
Greymont is located in Gauteng
Greymont
Greymont
 Greymont shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Greymont is located in Greater Johannesburg
Greymont
Greymont
Greymont is located in South Africa
Greymont
Greymont
Greymont (South Africa)
Greymont is located in Africa
Greymont
Greymont
Greymont (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°09′47″S 27°57′50″E / 26.163°S 27.964°E / -26.163; 27.964Coordinates: 26°09′47″S 27°57′50″E / 26.163°S 27.964°E / -26.163; 27.964
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Randburg
Area[1]
 • Total 0.51 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,180
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 25.7%
 • Coloured 6.2%
 • Indian/Asian 3.3%
 • White 63.8%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 42.8%
 • Afrikaans 35.7%
 • Tswana 4.7%
 • Zulu 4.3%
 • Other 12.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2195
PO box 2035

Greymont is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Greymont is located quite close to both the University of Johannesburg as well as the University of the Witwatersrand, which means it has a rather large number of students living in this area. It is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb was surveyed in 1903 and was part of Roodepoort but in February 1939, it became part of Johannesburg.[2]

Culture and contemporary life[edit]

They have a vibrant and successful community initiative of revitalising the suburb. A variety of projects are active from clean-up projects to activities to bring them together, such as Yearly Spring Fairs and the Parkrun in the Alberts Farm Park.

Greymont even has a dedicated website showing their latest initiatives.

A street in Greymont, Johannesburg South Africa
A pond in Carel Venter Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Greymont". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.