It was established in 1963 when Africans were moved from Stirtonville because it was considered by the apartheid government to be too close to a white town. Stirtonville, renamed Reiger Park, has since become home to Boksburg's black community.
In 1983 Vosloorus was given full municipal status and a local authority established. During the 1980s Vosloorus was the only local authority in the region in which elections were run by ethnic groups. There were no geographic wards but each ethnic group in the township elected a councillor.There are still some residents left who used to live in Stirtonville.
Although apartheid has long been dismantled under a democratic government, and there are no more areas designated for any specific racial group, South African culture has been shaped and history still prevails.
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