Originally old Pretoria Road, the name was changed in 1917 to honour Jan Christian Smuts (1870-1950). Graduate of Cambridge University, attorney-general of the Z.A.R, Smuts became a successful Boer general. He was involved in all stages of the war from the early negotiations which failed to the Peace Treaty of Vereeniging. He was later the prime minister of the Union of South Africa.
Jan Smuts Avenue (corner Sherborne)
Related Organisation: 
Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (JHF)
Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust