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Information on Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa

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Edenvale is situated close to two main highways, and O R Tambo International Airport is also only 15 minutes away, making it feel very central. Edenvale has the character of a quiet yet close to the city and all the bustling routes.

There is a undulating and beautiful Linksfield Golf Club here as well as many excellent areas which offer a variety of recreation and sporting facilities.

Edenvale allows to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, but is still just minutes away from all outstanding entertainment facilities and amenities.

Edenvale is located halfway between the city and airport, thus provides a convenient base for the business traveler.

Close to and part of Edenvale is the suburb of Modderfontein, where a factory was established for the manufacture of explosives. The Modderfontein dynamite factory has become one of the largest chemical and explosives factories in the world. The factory is now surrounded by a conservation park of 8000 ha and is home to several species of antelope and buck, and over 200 bird species.

History of Edenvale

The town began in 1903 as a small settlement named Rietfontein which had sprung up around the Rietfontein Gold Mine. Following the reorganisation of local government in South Africa in 1995, Edenvale was amalgamated with some surrounding areas, including Modderfontein, and part of Tembisa to form the Lethabong municipality. This arrangement ended in December 2000 when Edenvale became part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

According to the Minutes of a Town Council meeting of 27 February 1985, it was agreed that Mr SW Pienaar, a civic heraldry expert was to submit to the Council two proposals for a municipal flag for Edenvale. It was suggested that the flag be based on, or incorporate in some way, the municipal coat of arms.

Like many of the towns in South Africa, Edenvale arose from the splitting up and sale of farms in the area. Edenvale's history dates back to 1859 when the farm Rietfontein was given to a Mr A. Nel. The farm was split up and sold by a T. Mynhardt in 1890 and at the end of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War stands were sold. It was not until 1909 that a post office was opened, and the following year a police station opened. It was not until the 1930s that growth of the town accelerated until the sizeable city we have today was reached. Edenvale is now a vibrant metropolis that has recently become part of the Ekhuruleni Metropolitan Municipality.

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