It was set up as a area in 1981 in a territory known as Shelter, after its situation amongst Pretoria and Johannesburg, yet stopped to be an autonomous town in the rebuilding of neighborhood government that took after the finish of politically-sanctioned racial segregation in 1994.
It was joined in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Region in 2000. It was made piece of Area 2 and, starting at 2006, when the quantity of districts were diminished to seven, it shapes some portion of Locale An of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Region.
The city is relatively modern, having experienced much growth in the lastwhich decade. Many businesses have relocated there due to its proximity to good highway links.