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At the age of 13 a boy by the name of Johannes Petrus Meyer bought 11 hectares of his father’s farm Elandsfontein. He later built a house next to the Alberton stream or Natalspruit, close to where the civic centre stands today, and married. After his wife died in 1870 at the birth of their fourth daughter, he decided to start a general store and built his farmhouse mansion in 1890. The house was miraculously left unharmed during the Anglo Boer War of 1899–1902 and can still be seen today from the bypassing N12 freeway.
 
Jan's brother, Johan Georg (Org) Meyer, took over the farm after Jan's death. General Hennie Alberts, a veteran of the war, purchased a part of the farm Elandsfontein from Org and he decided on the name Alberton.
The Afrikaans medium primary school Jan Meyer was named for the original owner of the farm, and the affluent suburb Meyersdal also refers to the family whose original farmhouse mansion still stands on the land behind the Meyersdal koppie. The primary school Generaal Alberts, and Hennie Alberts Avenue in the suburb of Brackenhurst, are named after the town founder.
 

 

Alberton, the model city, strategically situated only 20 minutes drive to the south east of Johannesburg, is a rapidly expanding economic node in its own right.

 

Alberton enjoys close proximity to freeways and sought after residential areas: industrial land is available at affordable prices and the Alberton Town Council offers municipal services at competitive prices.The industrial sector comprises of over 700 companies. Large national companies such as the South African Breweries, Sasol, Dulux, Holcim (Previously Alpha Cement), Ingersoll Rand etc. make up part of this sector.

 

Alberton is a rapidly expanding town that has a variety of shopping centres, libraries, clinics, hospitals, schools, the popular Newmarket Race Course (offering NuGolf for the golfing enthusiast) and various sport facilities.