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
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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Market & Opinion
Property market trends: Pressure on prices and an increase in buyer interest
13 Jul 2020
The overall state of the South African housing market is best described as a buyer’s market with house price decline in real terms. Yet, the South African housing market is comprised of multiple micro-markets, each with their own trends in recent performance.
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Market & Opinion
The travel ban creates new trends in the rental market
01 Jul 2020
The travel ban has placed many travellers in precarious living situations, especially those who had plans to emigrate just before the lockdown started. This has led to new trends in the rental market, with fully-furnished, medium-term rentals becoming increasingly popular and Airbnb homes moving to the long-term rental market to avoid vacancies.
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