Midrand is an area in central Gauteng Province, South Africa, between Centurion and Sandton. It was established as a municipality in 1981, but was incorporated the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality during the late 1990's. It was made part of Region 2 and, as of 2006, when the number of regions where reduced to seven, it forms part of Region A. Midrand's town council officially ceased to exist in 1998 when Act 15 of 1981 Town Council of Midrand Act was repealed by Act 10 of 1998 Rationalisation of Local Government Affairs Act
Though no longer an independent town, the name Midrand is still on common use to denote the suburbs around the N1 highway north of the Jukskei River up to the border with City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. (This portion of the N1 highway is also known as the Ben Schoeman Highway.) Suburbs that are generally regarded as being in Midrand include among others: Carlswald, Crowthorne, Glen Austin, Halfway House, Halfway Gardens, Kyalami, Vorna Valley and Randjesfontein.
For more information see Region A. In 2010, it was reported that the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality wished to annex Midrandfrom the City of Johannesburg, reportedly to boost the City of Tshwane's income, which was severely strained