Rosslyn, South Africa

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Rosslyn is an industrial suburb of Akasia, 29 km north-west of Pretoria and part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in the Gauteng province of South Africa.[2]

Rosslyn is located in Gauteng
Rosslyn is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 25°37′30″S 28°05′20″E / 25.625°S 28.089°E / -25.625; 28.089
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Main PlaceAkasia
 • Total0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
 • Total2,960
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.8%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • White0.7%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho26.4%
 • Tswana24.1%
 • English11.1%
 • Zulu9.9%
 • Other28.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
BMW gate at Rosslyn in the city of Tshwane

This industrialized area is best known for its automotive industry, in particular the BMW South Africa factory, which opened in 1968, BMW's first factory outside Europe[3] as well as the Nissan South Africa factory, manufacturing a vast range of motor vehicles, trucks, light delivery vans (LDV's, locally known as bakkies) and 4X4 offroaders and the IVECO too has a plant.[4]

In 2012, vehicle manufacturing plants in South Africa contributed about 6.2% to the country's gross domestic product.[5]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Rosslyn". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Google maps
  3. ^ History of the BMW plant in Rosslyn
  4. ^ "IVECO South Africa". IVECO. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  5. ^ Singh, Sukasha (April 2012). "BMW to add 600 jobs at Rosslyn plant". Mail&Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2013.