The Townships of Laudium and Claudius are situated on either side of the R55 (Quagga Road) in Pretoria. Claudius was named after Claudius Marais de Vries, the former mayor of Pretoria and the owner of a farm called Mooiplats. Laudium was established as an Indian township in 1961, today Laudium is considered part of Centurion and was incorporated into the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in 2000. Claudius has effectively become an extension of Laudium. Over the years, multiple businesses have begun to emerge in this residential area, including five restaurants with different flavors and meal choices and a few fast-food restaurants. Laudium Community Health Centre was also built to provide medical support to residents in Laudium and Claudius as well as multiple pharmacies and medical practitioners. Recently the residents of Claudius each paid money toward building a wall around the area, with a security gate system. Residents have free access to the four access points at Claudius East, but visitors have to fill out their details in an entry/visitors book, officially making it a gated community. Although Laudium is a township, it is a relatively wealthy area with some really grand mansions.