Benoni is a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng, South Africa

History of Benoni

History of Benoni

History Of Benoni – Benoni’s inauspicious beginnings date to 1881 when then surveyor-general of the Transvaal Republic Johan Rissik found it difficult to assign title deeds to all unclaimed state property, called “Uitvalgrond”, or land that fell out of already claimed properties. Read more on the history of Benoni

Discovery of Gold in Benoni

Discovery of Gold in Benoni

The First Anglo-Boer War came and went, much to the relief, happiness and pride of the Boer, but then in 1886, a little piece of our basins’ rim of compressed conglomerate or Banket, as the Dutch later called it, (a slice of the conglomerate often looks like an appetizing slice of Dutch confectionary of this name) Read more on the discovery of gold in Benoni

The Four Farms : Benoni History

The Four Farms : Benoni History

In the early 1800’s the Voortrekkers fleeing from the British ruled Cape and Natal arrived in Transvaal Republic. All they wanted was to farm in peace and as far from the British as possible. By the mid 1860’s The Four Farms around Benoni were established. Read more about the Four Farms

Benoni Airfield 1940

Benoni Airfield 1940

The suburb “Airfield” is somewhat to the south of where the actual airfield was and was established after the disuse of the Benoni Airfield – reportedly about 1948 – when Jan Smuts airport was being built and Benoni civil flying moved to the present Brakpan-Benoni airfield. Read more on the Benoni Airfield

Benoni Abattoir History

Benoni Abattoir History

In the early days before Benoni Abattoir was built, animals were slaughtered on the surrounding farms. In 1910 a temporary abattoir was built at the north east shore of the Westdene Pan. It was known as a slaughter pole. Rad more on the History of Benoni Abattoir

Mayors of Benoni

Mayors of Benoni

Thanks goes to Glynis Cox Millett-Clay for the help in completing the list of past mayors of Benoni. Below is the list of Benoni Mayors from 1907 to 2000. See the past Mayors of Benoni

Bomb explodes in the Wimpy Bar July 1988

Old Photographs of Benoni

List of Suburbs in Benoni Gauteng

Famous People from Benoni

Homestead Dam

Benoni Ice Rink in the 70’s and 80’s