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Meyerton, Gauteng

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Country  South Africa
Area  180.24 km2
Founded  1891
Language spoken  Afrikaans
District  Sedibeng

Meyerton, Gauteng in the past, History of Meyerton, Gauteng

Map of Meyerton, Gauteng

Meyerton is a small town lying 15 km north of Vereeniging in Gauteng, South Africa. It is situated in the local municipality of Midvaal and the district municipality of Sedibeng.

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Meyerton, Gauteng in the past, History of Meyerton, Gauteng

History

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Meyerton was established in 1891 and was named after Johannes Petrus Meyer, a field cornet and member of the Transvaal Volksraad. It acquired municipal status in 1961.

Since 2001, Meyerton has been the administrative centre for the Midvaal Local Municipality. Many projects have been undertaken to develop the area in the past 14 years.

Some of these projects, include:

  • Development of Sicelo, a new neighbourhood for low-cost housing
  • The R59-Corridor, a new development of factories and logistics facilities.
  • Heineken International, Amsterdam announced on 26 March 2008 that it will build its new South African brewery in the Midvaal Municipal Area, between Vereeniging and Alberton, south of Johannesburg.
  • Suburbs

    Meyerton consists of the CBD, residential suburbs, industrial areas and farming communities. Some of the prominent neighbourhoods are;

  • Golfpark
  • Meyerton Ext 6
  • Meyerton Ext 4
  • Meyerton Ext 3
  • Sicelo
  • Henley-on-Klip
  • Boltonwold
  • Riversdal
  • Rothdene
  • Kookrus
  • Glen Donald
  • McKay Estates
  • Risiville
  • Valley settlements
  • Interesting facts

    Meyerton is often reported as being the home of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls which officially opened in January 2007 at Henley-on-Klip, but Henley on Klip is in fact separated from Meyerton. Henley on Klip is a small village and a bird sanctuary outside of Meyerton.

    Meyerton is the location of SABC shortwave broadcasting facilities at Bloemendal.

    References

    Meyerton, Gauteng Wikipedia


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