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Imizamo Yethu
Imizamo Yethu Township
Imizamo Yethu Township
Imizamo Yethu is located in South Africa
Imizamo Yethu
Imizamo Yethu
 Imizamo Yethu shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°1′S 18°21′E / 34.017°S 18.350°E / -34.017; 18.350Coordinates: 34°1′S 18°21′E / 34.017°S 18.350°E / -34.017; 18.350
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
 • Total 0.57 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 15,538
 • Density 27,000/km2 (71,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 91.6%
 • Coloured 3.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 4.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 59.5%
 • English 10.7%
 • Afrikaans 4.7%
 • Zulu 3.4%
 • Other 21.7%
Postal code (street) 7806

Imizamo Yethu (Xhosa, meaning "through our collective efforts"[2] and commonly known as Mandela Park[3]), is an informal settlement in the greater Hout Bay Valley area. The 18 hectare settlement houses approximately 33 600 people[citation needed] with little or no infrastructure for sustainable living. The settlement has dismal water facilities; there have very few toilets and no sewerage system.[citation needed] 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.[4]

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.[5][citation needed]


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201 news items

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 ...
Irish Independent
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:11:34 -0700

Children outside a crèche in the township of Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town, South Africa Open Gallery 4 Children outside a crèche in the township of Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town, South Africa. A first encounter with the iPad. Playing in the township of Imizamo ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
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 ...

Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Anton Cartwright is the green economy Mistra Urban Futures Researcher at the African Centre Cities. Previoulsy he convened the City of Cape Town's climate change think tank. His work focuses on the application of economics to Africa's urban transition, ...
Independent Online
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

Together these partners installed The Lovely Loo at the Imizamo Yethu Educare Centre. The Centre is a registered NPO crèche located in Site B, Khayelitsha. It is managed by Nomzamo Nkolisa, a well-respected woman in her community. Nkolisa cares for 54 ...


Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:48:45 -0800

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Brookings Institution (blog)

Brookings Institution (blog)
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:34:34 -0800

As of today, February 13, only 150 days remain until the major U.N. Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Starting on July 13, government leaders from around the world will convene to set ground rules for investing in the ...

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