Welcome to Vereeniging, one of South Africa's most important industrial manufacturing centres. Founded in 1892, Vereeniging is a producer of iron, steel, pipes, bricks, tiles and processed lime. The town owes its establishment to the nearby coal mines of which some are still operational in the area. It is one of the constituent parts of the Vaal Triangle region, situated southward of Gauteng province on the banks of the northern loop of the Vaal River. Vereeniging, which means "association" or "union" in Dutch/Afrikaans is well known for being the location where the Treaty of Vereeniging ending the Second Boer War (1899-1902) was negotiated but the actual Treaty was signed in Pretoria.
Vereeniging has a population of 474,681 as estimated in 2010 and the dominant language in the area is Afrikaans, followed by Sesotho and English. Although the dreadful Sharpville massacre happened there in 1960, Vereeniging was one of the first municipalities in South Africa to provide better housing for Africans.
Vereeniging has 55 active suburbs.
Between 2015-11-01 to 2016-10-31:
Compared to the previous year(2014-11-01 to 2015-10-31):
Full Title and Sectional Title sales in Vereeniging had a combined value of R 785,685,100 with a median price of R 600,000 compared to R 5,602,657,787 with the median price of R705,000 for the prior period.
Full Title sales in Vereeniging had a total value of R 669,782,129 with a median price of R 640,000 compared to R 5,484,144,005 with the median price of R740,000 for the prior period.
Sectional Title sales in Vereeniging had a total value of R 115,902,971 with the median price of R 520,000 compared to R 118,513,782 with the median price of R560,000 for the prior period.
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Famous actor, comedian and film-maker, Leon Schuster was born in Vereeniging on May 21, 1951. Although an industrial town, Vereeniging’s suburbs are known for their tranquillity. For a bit of fun though, there is Emerald Resort & Casino, a place where business can be combined with pleasure, action with leisure and elegance with frivolity, making Vereeniging an ideal place to look at when considering purchasing a home or a business property.
There is also an elegant Maccauvlei Golf Course, situated in an area that used to be a military concentration camp. Today this area offers visitors an old traditional club house with first class facilities in halfway house, the bar and change rooms.
Like most areas in the Gauteng province, Vereeniging's climate is one of the calmest in the country with dry winters and warm summers. An average summer day has a high of 28°C and low of 15°C and winters ranges between a low of 1°C and high of 18°C making Vereeniging an ideal area to consider for a properties to buy or to rent.