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
Boksburg High School
Christian Brothers’ College
Hoerskool EG Jansen
Suburbs of Boksburg are;
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;
Take a tour of the many homes listed on the Myroof website.