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Evaton is located in Gauteng
 Evaton shown within Gauteng
Evaton is located in South Africa
Evaton (South Africa)
Evaton is located in Africa
Evaton (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°31′39″S 27°50′48″E / 26.52750°S 27.84667°E / -26.52750; 27.84667Coordinates: 26°31′39″S 27°50′48″E / 26.52750°S 27.84667°E / -26.52750; 27.84667
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Sedibeng
Municipality Emfuleni
Established 1904
 • Total 28.37 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 132,851
 • Density 4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 60.7%
 • Zulu 19.5%
 • Xhosa 7.2%
 • Tswana 2.8%
 • Other 9.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 1984
PO box 1985

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)

Evaton Renewal Project[edit]

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.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Evaton". Census 2011. 


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