The Development of Protea Glen started in 1986 when the first options on land across the Klipspruit West of Soweto were signed.

It took four years to persuade the then Department of Community Development to grant the developers, Township Realtors, the right to develop across the Klipspruit in terms of Act 4 of 1984, the Black Communities Development Act. In terms of the findings of the Jacobs Commission of 1954 n0 further development of Soweto across the Klipspruit should have taken place.