"Claremont, the garbage-heap of the proud city"

By the early 1900s, Fietas, an area just west of central Johannesburg, had become home to many of the city’s working class coloured, Indian, black and Chinese inhabitants.  The Johannesburg municipality decided that Fietas was too culturally mixed, and should be exclusively for Indians.  In 1937, coloured residents were removed to the new locations of Coronationville and Albertville.  Over time, surrounding suburbs such as Newclare, Bosmont and Claremont developed, with predominantly coloured populations.