Rosslyn, Gauteng

Place in Gauteng, South Africa
25°37′30″S 28°05′20″E / 25.625°S 28.089°E / -25.625; 28.089Coordinates: 25°37′30″S 28°05′20″E / 25.625°S 28.089°E / -25.625; 28.089CountrySouth AfricaProvinceGautengMunicipalityCity of TshwaneMain PlaceAkasiaArea • Total0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,960 • Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)Racial makeup (2011) • Black African98.8% • Coloured0.2% • White0.7% • Other0.2%First languages (2011) • Northern Sotho26.4% • Tswana24.1% • English11.1% • Zulu9.9% • Other28.6%Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)Postal code (street)
0182
PO box
0200
BMW gate at Rosslyn in the city of Tshwane

Rosslyn is an industrial suburb of Akasia, 29 km north-west of Pretoria and part of the City of Tshwane Municipality in the Gauteng province of South Africa.[2]

This industrialized area is best known for its automotive industry, in particular the BMW South Africa factory, which opened in 1968, BMW's first factory outside Europe[3] as well as the Nissan South Africa factory, manufacturing a vast range of motor vehicles, trucks, light delivery vans (LDV's, locally known as bakkies) and 4X4 offroaders and the IVECO too has a plant.[4]

In 2012, vehicle manufacturing plants in South Africa contributed about 6.2% to the country's gross domestic product.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Rosslyn". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Google maps
  3. ^ History of the BMW plant in Rosslyn
  4. ^ "IVECO South Africa". IVECO. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  5. ^ Singh, Sukasha (April 2012). "BMW to add 600 jobs at Rosslyn plant". Mail&Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
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