Benoni at a glance
Benoni is a sprawling city situated on the East Rand of Gauteng. This area forms part of the Greater Johannesburg region, and since 2000 has been part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.
The "City of Lakes" as it is now known, was proclaimed a municipality in 1907, and achieved city status in October 1992.
Whilst Benoni started as a “gold town” it has evolved over the years and is better known today for its importance to industry and as a service hub for the area.
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Four groups, worlds apart in language, custom and background, formed the greater part of Benoni's early population, the Afrikaners, mainly as farmers; the Blacks, mostly as labourers on the mines and the farms; the British, mostly Cornishmen from the coal or tin mines in SW England, as miners; and the Jews, mainly from Russia, Poland and Lithuania, generally as tradesmen.
Benoni’s citymotto is a Latin phrase, “AuspiciumMeliorisAevi” which means a pledge for better times.
Rich reefs were discovered around the original farm Benoni, and by the early 1900s it was surrounded by seven of the richest gold mines in the world. The gold-bearing Witwatersrand rocks, consisting of quartzites, conglomerates and shales, show at the surface largely along the bottom of the valley in which our line of lakes lies, and it was here that our first mines were worked at very shallow levels along inclined shafts. Before and during World War II the town was surrounded by seven of the world's richest gold mines. The last of these gold mines ceased operation in 1964. Benoni's last mines closed down in 1964.
Chas Everitt Benoni Information
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Office: 011 425 0502
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Address: 64 Pretoria RoadRynfieldBenoni
Benoni contains numerous attractive and tree-lined suburbs, and has a strong suburban character, quite unlike many other East Rand towns, which tend to be more industrialised.
Ebotse Estate Benoni
Benoni’s top development, the Ebotse Golf and Country Estate, developed around the Rynfield Lake is unique on the East Rand. An ecofriendly estate developed with a strong “nature” theme it offers its residents a wide range of activities from the sportier golf, tennis and squash enthusiasts to walking paths and bird watching. For the more social the Clubhouse offers a restaurant and bar and the chance to mingle with you neighbor’s.
From a property perspective Ebotse offers a range of styles and designs to suit all property tastes with stands of varying sizes and with a selection of lake, golf course and country views all contained within a highly secure environment.
- Benoni has a wide range of public and private schools on offer including:
- Actionville Primary
- Ashbury College
- Ashbury Preparatory
- Benoni Christian School
- Benoni High School
- Benoni Junior
- Benoni Muslim School
- Benoni West Primary
- Crystal Park Primary
- Dinto Technical
- Farrarmere Primary
- Kathstan College
- Lee Rand Primary
- Mount Linden School
- Rynfield Primary
- St Dunstans
- St Francis College
- Willowmoore High School
- Wordsworth High
- St Columba’s School
Benoni Medical Facilities
Hospitals in Benoni
- Benoni Day Clinic Tel: + 27 11 421 2452
Address: 2nd Floor CJS Centre Cnr. Woburn Avenue/Tom Jones Street Benoni
- Life Ekurhuleni Sub-Acute Tel: +27 11 614 7125
Address: 129 Howard Street Gardenview Benoni
- Life Glynnwood Hospital Tel: +27 11 741 5000
Address: 33 - 35 Harrison Street Benoni
- Linmed Hospital Tel: + 27 11 425 2331
Address: 5 Hull Street Rynfield Benoni
- Optiklin Eye Hospital Tel: + 27 11 918 5478
Address: Klein Street Lakefield Benoni
- The Glynwood Tel: + 27 11 422 1970
Address: 33 Harrison Street Benoni
Visitors to Benoni have the options of seeing the local museum, Lakeside Shopping Mall (built in the shape of a Mississippi Steamboat) ,the many lakes and Northmead Square (known as the first shopping centre to bring cinemas back to Benoni) located in the suburbs. The Bunny Park which contains hundreds of rabbits and other small animals is highly popular with families. From a sporting perspective, Willowmoore Park is a well-known 1 day cricket venue.