Imizamo Yethu (Xhosa, meaning "through our collective efforts" and commonly known as Mandela Park), is an informal settlement in the greater Hout Bay Valley area. The 18 hectare settlement houses approximately 33 600 people with little or no infrastructure for sustainable living. The settlement has dismal water facilities; there have very few toilets and no sewerage system. The Disa River which runs through this settlement has the highest level of e-coli bacteria that has ever been recorded in South Africa.
The community living conditions were improved by the Niall Mellon Township Trust with their People's Housing Process in 2002. This non-profit organization based in Ireland sent volunteers to build several hundred basic homes for individuals in Imizamo Yethu.
For tourists interested in learning the every day lives of people in IY (the local name for the township), residents provide tours of the preschool, day care, barber shop, auto shop, orphanage, grocery store and local pub. For a small fee, they can answer any questions and introduce you to many of the wonderful people that call this place their home. Many locals will also warmly invite tourists into their homes where they sell beautiful hand-made bead work and jewelry.
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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:07:30 -0700
Ngcongolo, a resident of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, huddles around a small paraffin heater while three large plastic buckets fill with water dripping through the roof of his two-room shack. "I change these buckets four or five times a day when they get ...
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:11:34 -0700
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:11:15 -0700
Sam Budhala was one of two men murdered in the township, Lesch said in a report posted on the Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch website. Lesch said a morning police patrol in Imizamo Yethu had noticed a commotion and found Budhala dead in Sobukwe ...
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Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:55:42 -0700
At least 2 300 households need to be relocated from Hout Bay's Imizamo Yethu "now rather than later", says the City of Cape Town. If these people are not moved within the next 18 months, it says, a sustainable human settlement solution for the area ...
Wed, 13 May 2015 03:30:00 -0700
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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:48:45 -0800
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