Welcome to Boksburg, another town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa that owes its origins to the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand. After gold was discovered in the area in 1887 and the gold mining began, the area was named Boksburg after the State Secretary of the South African Republic, W. Eduard Bok.
Coal was later discovered in the area, but in 1895 due to ferocious underground fires that broke out, rendering the entire mining area unsafe, the coal mining was discontinued. But it's all thanks to the coal mining in the area that a railway line was built between Johannesburg Park Station and Boksburg station, later being extended to Brakpan and Springs, where larger deposits of coal later unearthed.
As the mining industry was steadily booming in the area and more gold being discovered further down, about 8km southward of Boksburg, the first Government offices were built but instead of being called Boksburg, the new area was called Elsburg. But soon after that, President Paul Kruger ordered that a new town must be developed to accommodate the miners.
Boksburg has 71 active suburbs.
Between 2013-09-01 to 2014-08-31:
Compared to the previous year(2012-09-01 to 2013-08-31):
Full Title and Sectional Title sales in Boksburg had a combined value of R 37,659,390,562 with a median price of R 606,171 compared to R 5,866,612,428 with the median price of R377,300 for the prior period.
Full Title sales in Boksburg had a total value of R 37,123,976,000 with a median price of R 720,000 compared to R 4,698,661,636 with the median price of R185,000 for the prior period.
Sectional Title sales in Boksburg had a total value of R 535,414,562 with the median price of R 540,000 compared to R 1,167,950,792 with the median price of R510,000 for the prior period.
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Today, following its incorporation into the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in the East Rand of Gauteng, this second oldest town on the Witwatersrand is an ideal commercial and residential area for business orientated and career driven individuals. One of the biggest shopping malls in Johannesburg's neighbouring areas, East Rand Shopping Mall is found in Boksburg.
Similar to other areas in the Gauteng Province, Boksburg's climate is one of the country's most envied climates. This town experiences a fair amount of precipitation in summer and minimal in winter. With an average summer temperature of 26°C and winters of about 14°C, Boksburg is an ideal area to visit throughout the year. To become a resident of this historically wealthy town, see properties for sale and to rent on CyberProp.