Lenasia is a large Indian township south of Soweto in Gauteng Province, South Africa. It has now become part of the city of Johannesburg. Lenasia is approximately 35 kilometers south of the Johannesburg central business district and 45 kilometers south of the Sandton central business district. Apartheid-era planners situated the group area for Johannesburg's Indians near the Lenz military base. The name "Lenasia" is thought to be a combination of the words "Lenz" and "Asia". The Lenz in question was one Captain Lenz who owned the original plot on which Lenasia is situated. Many of its early residents were forcibly removed under the Group Areas Act from Vrededorp (aka.Fietas) and Fordsburg, non-racial areas close to the Johannesburg city centre, to Lenasia. As segregation grew it became the largest place where people of Indian extraction could legally live in the then old Transvaal province. It is a testament to the people who were abandoned here by the apartheid government, that ...
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E 27° 49' 40.08" 27° 49.668'
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