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Gauteng Property For Sale
Central JoburgAlberton | Johannesburg | Soweto
East RandBenoni | Boksburg | Brakpan | Edenvale | Germiston | Kempton Park | Springs
PretoriaCentral | Centurion | East of the N1 | North of Magaliesberg | West
Sandton, Midrand & Joburg NorthMidrand | Randburg | Sandton
West RandKrugersdorp | Muldersdrift | Randfontein | Roodepoort
Other AreasBronkhorstspruit | Carletonville | Cullinan | De Deur | Deneysville | Devon | Evaton | Hammanskraal | Heidelberg | Lenasia | Magaliesburg | Meyerton | Nigel | Orange Farm | Rayton | Rust de Winter | Soshanguve | Tembisa | Unclassified | Unknown Suburb | Vaal Dam | Vanderbijlpark | Vereeniging | Vosloorus | Walkerville
Gauteng Real Estate Overview
The diminutive province of Gauteng packs a lot of punch and is essentially the powerhouse of South Africa, producing fully 33% of the GDP. Approximately 9,5m people reside in the province and the main languages are English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Sesotho.
Over 40% of the world’s gold reserves are located along the Witwatersrand within the province and millions have flocked to the streets of Johannesburg – the ‘City of Gold’ - since the precious metal was discovered here in 1886.
While still a key element of the province’s income, gold is however no longer the fulcrum on which the local economy is hinged. Gauteng has long since diversified and is now also the hub of the country’s financial, business and industrial sectors.
The landscape - once typified by mine dumps and derelict headgear – has given way to soaring skyscrapers, while residential property development has continued apace over the years and shows no sign of slowing. Despite this, though, Gauteng is a “garden province” that takes pride in its many mature trees and its well-preserved park and wetland areas.
Johannesburg is the province’s main city and the core of a metro that also includes Sandton, Randburg, Roodepoort, Midrand and Soweto. To the north lies the second city, Pretoria, which is the country’s capital and the heart of the Tshwane metro, which also includes Centurion, Akasia, Mamelodi and Soshanguve. Then to the east lies the Ekhuruleni metro, which is centred on Germiston and also includes the East Rand towns of Boksburg, Benoni and Springs.
Naturally, there is a vast range of property types and prices in Gauteng, with Johannesburg and Pretoria housing some of the country’s most expensive homes in suburbs such as Sandhurst, Hyde Park and Waterkloof.
The Vaal Triangle formed by Sasolburg, Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging, can be found in the southernmost region of Gauteng.
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