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About Randburg

Randburg


Randburg is an area located in the north west of JohannesburgGautengSouth Africa. Formerly a separate municipality, its administration devolved to the newly created City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, along with neighbouring Sandton and Roodepoort, in the late 1990s. During the transitional period of 1996-2000, Randburg was part of the Northern Metropolitan Local Council (MLC).


Randburg


Beverley Gardens, Randburg

Beverley Gardens, Randburg

 

Randburg is located in South Africa
Randburg
Randburg
 Randburg shown within South Africa




History

 

Randburg was founded as a town in 1959, as the amalgamation of 32 suburbs, northwest of Johannesburg. Although economically linked to Johannesburg, residents chose to create their own town council. The nameRandburg was chosen in a competition, and is derived from the South African Rand currency, which was introduced at around the same time that the new municipality was established in 1959. Randburg was a stronghold of theNational Party during the apartheid era.

The resident demographic of Randburg tends to be more affluent than most of Johannesburg. The area was declared as a white area during the Apartheid era, but post-apartheid has attracted a varied population. It is still predominated by white English and Afrikaans suburban citizens.



Economy



Multichoice and its associated companies, M-Net and SuperSport, have their head offices in Randburg.

The central business district of Randburg had fallen into decay starting in the 1990s,  and plans were made to revive the CBD by the Johannesburg municipality.

Strijdom Park is a well developed commercial/light industrial area in Randburg, wedged between the N1 Western Bypass and Malibongwe Drive. Strijdom park has a substantial auto sales and repair industry and has several other small industries that service the whole of northern Johannesburg.

Randburg has faced competition from Sandton which is normally the preferred location for businesses but offers lower rentals and property prices whilst providing easy transportation to the west and central Johannesburg. There are future plans to connect Randburg onto the Gautrain routes.




Shopping

Randburg is well known for its plethora of shopping malls and entertainment nodes.

Malls


The Brightwater Commons

 Randburg Square

 

Shopping Centres


Appletons Village

Banbury Cross

Blairgowrie Plaza

Braam Fischer Shopping Center

Boskruin Village

Bromhof Village Centre

Lifestyle Garden Centre

Lifestyle Garden Centre

Northlands Deco Park

Randridge Mall


Windsor Glen




Hotels

The Fairway Hotel and Spa  ( The Fairway Hotel   ,  Fairway Spa)

Randburg Inn & Towers Hotel   ( Randridge Mall)


Road Lodge
  ( Road Lodge Randburg)


Mercure Inn


Randburg Day Clinic

 

 

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