|• Total||180.24 km2 (69.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (790/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||49.3%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Meyerton is a small town lying 18 km north of Vereeniging in Gauteng, South Africa. It is situated in the local municipality of Midvaal (of which it is the capital) and the district municipality of Sedibeng.
Meyerton was established in 1891 and was named after Johannes Petrus Meyer, a field cornet and member of the Transvaal Volksraad. It acquired municipal status in 1961.
Since 2001, Meyerton has been the administrative centre for the Midvaal Local Municipality. Many projects have been undertaken to develop the area in the past 14 years.
Some of these projects, include:
Meyerton consists of the CBD, residential suburbs, industrial areas and farming communities. Some of the prominent neighbourhoods are;
Meyerton is often reported as being the home of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls which officially opened in January 2007 at Henley-on-Klip, but Henley on Klip is in fact separated from Meyerton. Henley on Klip is a small village and a bird sanctuary outside of Meyerton.
Meyerton is the location of SABC shortwave broadcasting facilities at Bloemendal.