Benoni, Gauteng

Place in Gauteng, South Africa
26°11′18″S 28°19′14″E / 26.18833°S 28.32056°E / -26.18833; 28.32056Coordinates: 26°11′18″S 28°19′14″E / 26.18833°S 28.32056°E / -26.18833; 28.32056CountrySouth AfricaProvinceGautengMunicipalityEkurhuleniEstablished1881Area • Total175.55 km2 (67.78 sq mi)Elevation
1,645 m (5,397 ft)Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total158,777 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)Racial makeup (2011) • Black African45.2% • Coloured2.1% • Indian/Asian13.9% • White38.1% • Other0.8%First languages (2011) • English53.89% • Afrikaans11% • Zulu17.1% • Northern Sotho5.3% • Other17.3%Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)Postal code (street)
1501
PO box
1500
Area code011

Benoni is a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng, South Africa.[2][3]

Benoni was also the setting for the MTV-inspired movie Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni, released internationally in 2005.[4]

People from Benoni

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Benoni". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Cowley AM, Mathewson JE (1968). Benoni, son of my sorrow : the social, political and economic history of a South African gold mining town. Benoni, Gauteng. OCLC 923280265.
  3. ^ Bonner P, Nieftagodien N (2012). Ekurhuleni The Making of an Urban Region. Johannesburg, Gauteng: Wits University Press. ISBN 9781868145430. OCLC 912308844.
  4. ^ "Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni". IMDb.com. 1 August 2005. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  5. ^ Carlson, Urzila. "Urzila Carlson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Jewish Report : Lieberman being sidelined as Israeli foreign minister" (PDF). Sajr.co.za. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Comrades Marathon". comrades.com. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, David (15 July 2015). "Don't mess with Grace Mugabe – she could be the next president of Zimbabwe". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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