Illovo, Gauteng

Illovo is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders Hyde Park, Sandhurst, Inanda and Melrose. Illovo is also home to many young professionals and creatives because of its close proximity to Sandton and Johannesburg business centres and many affordable apartment blocks. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

Illovo
Illovo is located in Gauteng
Illovo
Illovo
Illovo is located in South Africa
Illovo
Illovo
Coordinates: 26°07′34″S 28°03′11″E / 26.126°S 28.053°E / -26.126; 28.053Coordinates: 26°07′34″S 28°03′11″E / 26.126°S 28.053°E / -26.126; 28.053
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceSandton
Area
 • Total2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total4,533
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African36.2%
 • Coloured3.2%
 • Indian/Asian7.2%
 • White50.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English65.4%
 • Zulu7.7%
 • Afrikaans5.5%
 • Tswana3.7%
 • Other17.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2196[2]
PO box
4150

HistoryEdit

The name is related to the isiZulu word 'Indlovu', meaning elephant. It is an upmarket and most demanded area in Sandton, Southern Africa

SportsEdit

Wanderers Stadium is located in Illovo, which is home to the Highveld Lions, Johannesburg's cricket team.[3] Capacity at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is around 27 000. Construction on the current stadium commenced in 1955 with the first 1st-class match played between Transvaal and Natal on 16, 17 and 19 November 1956.

EducationEdit

The University of Pretoria's business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), is located in Illovo.[4] It has previously been ranked as the best business school in Africa [5]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Illovo". Census 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.sapostalcodes.info/queryPostal/Johannesburg
  3. ^ "Illovo". illovo.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) The Illovo Boulevard. Retrieved 29 September 2009
  5. ^ "GIBS again ranked as Africa's preeminent MBA in the UK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking". University of Pretoria. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 17 October 2017.