|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||77.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)||
Between 1924 and 1972, over 50 000 white Portuguese-speaking immigrants moved to the area, mostly from Portugal, but also from Madeira and Mozambique, which was then a Portuguese colony. After Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1976, many more white Mozambicans moved to South Africa, and many of them settled in Rosettenville.
Rosettenville is famously known as a place where the celebrated Anglican school, St Peter's College, where the likes of Oliver Tambo, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Hugh Masekela Henry Makgothi and others did part of their high school education. St Peter's College later became St. Martin's School (Rosettenville)
The vision of the suburb or the new JHB, is to clean up the area and influx potential investors. The area is close to glorious City of Johannesburg. Like most suburbs including Brixton, there is great potential for investors to uplift the area and gain a considerable profit. The area is not far from esteemed suburbs in the South, including Bassonia, Oakdene and Lin Meyer.
References [ edit ]
- "Sub Place Rosettenville". Census 2011.
- [Brodie, Nechama. 2008. Joburg book: A guide to the city's history, people & places. Pan Macmillan South Africa, p. 181.]
- [Brodie, Nechama. 2008. Joburg book: A guide to the city's history, people & places. Pan Macmillan South Africa, p. 184.]
- Nando's Flame-Grilled Chicken Restaurant > The History of Nando'sArchived 2014-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
- S. African Reggae Star Lucky Dube Killed in Attempted Car-Jacking, Voice of America, 19 October 2007
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