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 get approval from the Department of Community Development to grant the land-owner, Township Realtors, the right to develop across the Klipspruit in terms of the Black Communities Development Act, Act 4 of 1984.
Protea Glen Extensions 1 to 9 was established on the first four hundred hectares of the development.
A portion of 14 hectares, was donated by the developer to the community and was earmarked
for a Library, Community Hall, and Sports Facilities for Soccer, Rugby, and Cricket.
In addition to this, two bridges into Soweto, one to Protea North and one to Naledi Station were constructed by the developer.
In the 1990’s over 5 000 subsidised houses were built in Protea Glen and on 5 December 1996 former President Nelson Mandela opened Protea Glen Extension 11. Protea Glen subsequently became the fastest-growing residential area in Johannesburg.
In 1997 the developers acquired a two thousand hectare portion of land adjacent to Protea Glen and
today the Protea Glen development consists of over 35 000 completed and bonded houses
and is continuing to grow towards an integrated residential area where
residents can work and live in proximity.
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