Boksburg is a large metropol, measuring roughly 162 km2 which was established in 1887 with the discovery of gold on the then Witwatersrand.

The town is a mixture of residential, commercial, retail and industrial hubs spread out over that surface area with at least 25 suburbs.

During the gold rush of the time towns and suburbs were established to house mostly miners and later wives and children followed.

When the gold reserves had been depleted there was a new resurgence to the mining of coal which sustained the miners for years after that and as was normal for these mining companies there was a need for maintenance and repairs to equipment which generated small medium and heavy industrial engineering which in later years diversified into other industries which all coined to the steady growth of a town.

Coal mining was ceased as the ground became unstable along with dangerous underground fires fueled by the natural gasses trapped in the various layers of earth, and the town relied heavily on the diversified industries for growth and support.

Boksburg is the second oldest town in Gauteng after Johannesburg.

Schools were built to tend the demand for education and some of these are still in use today like;

Boksburg Christian Academy

Dawn Park Primary School

Laerskool Baanbreker

Laerskool Concordia

Boksburg High School

Christian Brothers’ College

Hoerskool EG Jansen

Suburbs of Boksburg are;




Impala Park


Farrar Park


There are too many retail and commercial hubs to mention but here are a few;

East Rand Mall

Bonaero Park Shopping Centre

Sunward Park Shopping Centre

East Rand Galleria Shopping Centre

Industrial centres in Boksburg are;




Jet Park

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