|• Total||28.37 km2 (10.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Evaton is a township north of Sebokeng in the Emfuleni region of Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1904. Like other townships in the area, Evaton was affected by the violent unrest which erupted in 1984 and by 1985 a state of emergency was imposed.
Extensive information on this township is available in the book by Patrick Noonan called They're Burning the Churches (Jacana Media)
Neighbouring townships include Sebokeng, Orange Farm, Boipatong, Sharpeville, Small Farms, Boitumelo, Polokong, Golden Gardens, Palm Springs and Lakeside.
The Evaton Renewal Project is a project of government aimed at “renewing” or regenerating Evaton, to improve the quality of life of the Evaton community. The priority areas of this project include: the development of infrastructure, such as the resurfacing of roads and building of pavements; the development of the local economy through job creation and Small, Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMME) projects, like grass-cutting and the setting up of vegetable gardens and small-scale agriculture. The project is still ongoing but at a very slow pace.