Rondebosch East

Rondebosch East is a residential suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south-west of the city centre. As the name suggests, it is located to the east of the neighbouring suburb of Rondebosch. As of 2001 it had a population of approximately 4,600 people in an area of just over 1 square kilometre (0.4 sq mi).

Governance

Rondebosch East lies within ward 60 of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality; the current ward councillor is Mark Kleinschmidt of the Democratic Alliance. The ward in turn forms part of the Athlone & District Subcouncil.

Geography

Rondebosch East borders on Athlone to the north and east, Crawford to the east, Lansdowne to the south, and Rondebosch to the west. The boundaries of the area recognised as Rondebosch East in the 2001 Census lie along the M5 freeway (Kromboom Parkway), Mosman Road, the Cape Flats Railway Line, and Lawson Road. It is largely flat, located as it is on the sandy Cape Flats, and is elevated less than 20 metres (66 ft) above sea level.

Demography

The 2011 census recorded the population of Rondebosch East as consisting of 4,633 people. Of these, 52.7% were female and 47.3% male. 51.0% described themselves as "Coloured", 18.5% as "Indian or Asian", 12.3% as "Black African" and 9.4% as "White". 84.4% spoke English as their first language, 8.1% spoke Afrikaans and 2.6% spoke Xhosa.

Transport

Kromboom Road is the main road through Rondebosch East, connecting it to Rondebosch and Crawford, and to the M5 freeway at exit 13. Crawford railway station on the Cape Flats Line is located on the eastern edge of the suburb.

Education

Rondebosch East Primary School previously Alpha Primary is located centrally in Rondebosch East; Windsor High School is located just outside the suburb in Lansdowne.

Prominent Residents

Uses material from the Wikipedia article Rondebosch East, released under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.