Germiston at a glance

Germiston, which is named after co-founder John Jack’s childhood home near Glasgow, is situated in the East Rand.

The town started around the gold found in the area and the biggest gold refinery in the world, namely the Rand Refinery was established here in 1921. Germiston remains an important point of industrial activity as 70% of the world’s gold passes through the refinery.

Although Germiston is a very important industrial area it is still a vast residential area with many restaurants, shopping centres and other various amenities. Because Germiston is only a short drive away from Johannesburg many of the residents commute, which makes the area ideal for those who wants to enjoy all that city life has to offer but is not as busy as Johannesburg.

Property Types

  • Houses
  • Townhouses
  • Apartments
  • Vacant Land


  • Primrose Hill Primary School
  • Afrikaanse Hoërskool Germiston
  • Dawnview High School
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Market & Opinion
Lockdown's effect on the Gauteng property market
02 Dec 2020
The lockdown has affected the various price brackets within the property market differently. While the first-time buyers’ market is booming, the luxury market is feeling the pressure within Alberton and Germiston in Gauteng.
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Market & Opinion
Buyers are competing, don’t lose out on your dream, make a great offer to purchase
02 Dec 2020
In an active property market with an unbelievably low-interest rate and a favourable bank lending climate driving high demand for property, you would typically find many buyers and if you do not make an attractive offer to the seller, you may well find yourself losing out, says Gerhard van Linde, MD for Seeff Pretoria East.
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Market & Opinion
Multi-generational house sharing on the rise
07 Oct 2020
Many new trends have emerged within the real estate sector as a result of the national lockdown, one of which is the increase in multi-generational living. No longer able to afford the costs of living alone, many have combined households to share the living expenses.
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