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From Farms to a developing community in two decades

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Diepsloot is a developing community north of Johannesburg region A in the city of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It came into existence in 1994 after Diepsloot farm was expropriated for settlers from Zevenfontein and the flood area of Alexandra. In 1997 about 1,234 residential sites, 3 schools, 16 communities, 2 business sites and 12 parks where established. Diepsloot is one of the communities that are developing efficiently in a short period of time.
By 2000 4,800 stands where developed, over the years, significant city resources have been expanded in Diepsloot, leading to the creation of vast infrastructure and numerous community facilities such as upgrading of gravel roads, upgrade of Diepsloot West Park including green Gym, extension of welcome to Diepsloot Entrance Beautification, construction of pedestrian bridges and upgrade of Diepsloot Taxi rank and many more. The community is facing a quite number of challenges such as congested living conditions due to rapid growth, illegal land use and inadequate electricity supply however there are various numbers of projects that continues to uplift and develop the community even further. The community police station is in the process of being complete to minimise crime that face the community extensively. The community hall and library are being upgraded to encourage education and reading for young people in the community. Diepsloot is situated in the middle of Pretoria and Fourways; there is infrastructure development with the extension of Ingonyama Drive to connect with William Nicol and a complete street design with a mini park.

The community has developed efficiently from a number of shacks in extension 01 to 13 extensions with houses, schools, bridges, roads, churches, clinics, taxi ranks and a mall in two decades.

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