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Plumstead, Cape Town

Plumstead
Plumstead is located in South Africa
Plumstead
Plumstead
 Plumstead shown within South Africa
Coordinates:
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 4.58 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 20,178
 • Density 4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.4%
 • Coloured 28.8%
 • Indian/Asian 2.5%
 • White 54.5%
 • Other 3.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 83.2%
 • Afrikaans 10.4%
 • Xhosa 1.3%
 • Other 5.1%
Postal code (street) 7800
PO box 7801
Area code 021
Plumstead railway station.

Plumstead is a residential suburb situated in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

History

Plumstead was first mentioned when, in 1762, a large portion of the land beyond Wynberg and the Constantia Valley was granted to the free burghers Hendrick Jergens and Johan Barrens, who were Dutch settlers. They called the land 'Rust' (Rest) and 'Werk' (Work). Twenty years later the land was granted to Hendrick Bouman Brigeraad. After the decline of the Dutch East India Company, the British occupied the Cape. An Englishman, Henry Batt, arrived in 1807 and bought 'Rust and Werk' and renamed it Plumstead, after a district of London. Henry Batt farmed the area for twenty six years, and died in 1833. The farm Plumstead was sub-divided and bought by Messrs. Higgs, Loubscher and Southey. Today, Plumstead consists of a mix of houses built in the 1940s and 1950s and more modern residences.

Geography

The suburb is bordered to the East by the M5 expressway and to the West by the suburb of Constantia.

Education

The suburb contains a number of educational institutions.

Schools:

  • John Graham Primary School
  • Timour Hall Primary School
  • Plumstead Preparatory School
  • Plumstead High School
  • South Peninsula High School

Tertiary institutions:

  • Cape Town College of Fashion Design

Sports

Plumstead incorporates the Cape Town Cricket Club and Plumstead Tennis Club, both located on Victoria Road.

Governance

Plumstead is divided between wards 62, 63 and 73 of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The ward councillors are Elizabeth Brunette, Monty Oliver and Carol Bew, respectively, all members of the Democratic Alliance.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Plumstead". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Plumstead Councillors". Councillors Online. City of Cape Town. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  • Constantiaberg Bulletin, 25 August 2005; Pg 5.
  • http://www.pro-prop.net/category/suburb-news/plumstead/
  • http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionswc/plumstead.php


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