Afrikaans name: Randburg
Randburg looking towards Johannesburg
Randburg was a separate municipality until the late 1990's when it was absorbed into Johannesburg. It is a busy residential area with some industries.
The town was originally founded in 1959 when a number of existing residential areas were combined. It is, in many respects, an upmarket area.
One of the largest shopping malls is Ferndale on Republic. The mall today is evolved from the "Randburg Waterfront", which then became "Brightwater Commons" and finally "Ferndale on Republic". Along the way it has lost most of its charm although now it is a popular shopping venue.
Randburg weatherRANDBURG WEATHER
Randburg is well situated for residents to take advantage of the many places of entertainment in the surrounding areas.
Offices and shops in Randburg
References and further readingConolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 259
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 231
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 200
Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 183