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Randburg CBD

Randburg is a large city in Gauteng, South Africa. Once a separate municipality, its municipal government has since become a part of the City of Johannesburg. Randburg has over 32 suburbs, most of them residential. It is an upmarket area filled with many family friendly entertainment facilities and park like areas. 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 name Randburg 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 the National 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. Prime Randburg properties can be found in an array of exclusive suburbs including Northriding, Blairgowrie, Ferndale, Linden, Randpark Ridge, Boskruin, Bordeaux, Fairlands, Northcliff, Fontainebleau, Jukskei Park, Northwold, Randpark and Robindale. Here one will witness large lavish homes and an abundance of boutiques. Randburg is well known for its plethora of shopping centres and entertainment areas, including the Bright-water Commons, Cresta Centre, North Gate and the Sanlam Shopping Centre. Randburg has witnessed an important period of revitalisation and renewal, creating one of the most exciting property investment opportunities in Johannesburg.

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. Randburg, like Parktown is one Johannesburg’s older commercial nodes. Situated close to the west rand the node caters for large and small companies. As Sandton did a number of years ago the Randburg node has implemented a development programme to upgrade the area with regards to infrastructure and security. Although new buildings are being developed and older buildings redeveloped a large number of Randburg buildings are still considered and B and C grade. Randburg is accessed via Republic and Main Road. Randburg is well catered for with regards to retail centres. Multichoice and its associated companies M-Net and SuperSport have their head offices in Randburg. Most commercial developments in and around the Randburg CBD area offer A-B grade office and industrial buildings with high-end finishes and mod cons.

Commercial Areas

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