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Mariannhill is located in KwaZulu-Natal
 Mariannhill shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Location within Durban
Mariannhill is located in Durban
Mariannhill is located in South Africa
Mariannhill (South Africa)
Mariannhill is located in Africa
Mariannhill (Africa)
Coordinates: 29°51′S 30°50′E / 29.850°S 30.833°E / -29.850; 30.833Coordinates: 29°51′S 30°50′E / 29.850°S 30.833°E / -29.850; 30.833
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
 • Total 3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 835
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 3610

Mariannhill is a little suburb near Pinetown in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Roman Catholic mission station 16 km west of Durban. Founded in 1882 as a Trappist monastery, it developed until in 1952 a health committee was established. The name is derived from those of the Virgin Mary and Saint Anne.[2]

In 1909 the St. Francis College was founded in Mariannhill, combining a boys' school and a girls' school that had operated since the mid/late 1880s. Over a century in operation, St. Francis college is a Roman Catholic independent coeducational secondary school.[3] One of its prominent faculty was the Zulu writer and poet Benedict Wallet Vilakazi.


  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Mariannhill". Census 2001. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 298. 
  3. ^ "St. Francis College, Mariannhill - official website". 

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