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Imizamo Yethu
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 (in the Xhosa language, literally Our Struggle,[2] also purported to mean People Have Gathered,[3] and commonly known as Mandela Park[4]), 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.[5]

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.[6][citation needed]


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7 news items

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:48:45 -0700

Kuvulwe icala lokubulala kanti bekungakaboshwa muntu. “Sishaqeke kakhulu ngokubulawa kukaGeoff. Lesi sigameko siyiphindisela emuva imizamo yethu yokuqinisekisa ukuthi iKwaZulu-Natal iphephile. Sinxusa umphakathi ukuba uze nolwazi olungasiza ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:15:52 -0700

There had also been an underspend of R48m on the IRT project for Phase 1B, the N2 Express and Imizamo Yethu routes because of community resistance and labour unrest. But De Lille said these issues had been resolved and the amount would be rolled ...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:11:15 -0700

There has also been an under spend of R48 million on the IRT project (Phase 1B, N2 Express and Imizamo Yethu) due to labour unrest and community participation issues. These issues have since been resolved and we have received a commitment from ...
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:56:15 -0700

I was just enjoying training with the boys and getting fit and learning boxing skills for self-defence, and I decided to stick to being an assistant coach at Imizamo Yethu Boxing Club in Hout Bay and introduce more girls to the boxing environment. What ...
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:23:56 -0700

The service started in 2010 and the city was criticised for focusing on affluent areas at first but has in recent months expanded it to other poor areas such as Atlantis and Imizamo Yethu in the greater Hout Bay area. To date, R4.6bn has been invested ...
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:13:09 -0700

"Emsebenzini owenziwa ngalokhu kusebenzisana ubalulekile ngoba uyosiza kuzo zonke izinhlelo zethu, futhi imizamo yethu iyobonakala kuphela uma izingane ezizalwayo zikwazi ukwenza noma ukufezekisa lokho ezikufisayo,” usho kanje enkulumeni ...

Mundo Deportivo

Mundo Deportivo
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Se trata de un programa que ayuda a los jóvenes de la comunidad Imizamo Yethu a desarrollar una vida alternativa y saludable a través del ciclismo. Durante su visita, los componentes del equipo Laureus compartieron pedaladas con dichos jóvenes ...

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