Germiston is a city in the East Rand of Gauteng in South Africa. Germiston is now the seat of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality which includes much of the East Rand, and is also considered part of Greater Johannesburg. It was established in the early days of the gold rush when two prospectors, John Jack from the farm of Germiston near Glasgow and August Simmer from Vacha in Germany, struck paydirt on the farm of Elandsfontein. Both men made fortunes and the town sprang up next to the mine. In 1921 the world's largest gold refinery, the Rand Refinery, was established at Germiston. Seventy percent of the Western World's gold passes through this refinery.
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GERMISTON has many schools in all suburbs and townships including: to name but a few
Afrikaanse Hoërskool Germiston; Assumption Convent; Dawnview High School; Dinwiddie High and Primary School; Esselen Park Sport School Of Excellence; Germiston High and Primary School; Hoërskool Vryburger High School; Laerskool Germiston; Primrose Hill Primary School; Primrose Primary School; Sa International College Of Education; St Catherine's Dominican Convent ; Sunnyridge Primary School; Wychwood Primary School;