Illovo, Gauteng

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Illovo
Illovo is located in Gauteng
Illovo
Illovo
 Illovo shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Illovo is located in Greater Johannesburg
Illovo
Illovo
Illovo is located in South Africa
Illovo
Illovo
Illovo (South Africa)
Illovo is located in Africa
Illovo
Illovo
Illovo (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°07′34″S 28°03′11″E / 26.126°S 28.053°E / -26.126; 28.053Coordinates: 26°07′34″S 28°03′11″E / 26.126°S 28.053°E / -26.126; 28.053
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
Area[1]
 • Total 2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,533
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 36.2%
 • Coloured 3.2%
 • Indian/Asian 7.2%
 • White 50.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 65.4%
 • Zulu 7.7%
 • Afrikaans 5.5%
 • Tswana 3.7%
 • Other 17.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2196[2]
PO box 4150

Illovo is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders Hyde Park, Sandhurst, Inanda and Melrose. Illovo is also home to many young professionals and creatives because of its close proximity to Sandton and Johannesburg business centres and many affordable apartment blocks. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The name is related to the isiZulu word 'Indlovu', meaning elephant.

Sports[edit]

Wanderers Stadium is located in Illovo, which is home to the Highveld Lions, Johannesburg's cricket team.[3]

Education[edit]

The University of Pretoria's business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), is located in Illovo.[4] It has previously been ranked as the best business school in Africa [5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Illovo". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.sapostalcodes.info/queryPostal/Johannesburg
  3. ^ "Illovo". illovo.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-10-28.  The Illovo Boulevard. Retrieved September 29, 2009
  5. ^ http://www.up.ac.za/en/news/post_2580272-gibs-again-ranked-as-africas-preeminent-mba-in-the-uk-financial-times-executive-mba-ranking- University of Pretoria. Retrieved November 26, 2017