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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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4 news items

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Anele Mhlahlo was born in Cape Town, grew up in Hout Bay Imizamo Yethu, and matriculated at Camps Bay High School. He is currently working towards his teaching/performance diploma through Trinity College of Music London, studying with Professor ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 01:04:24 -0700

CAPE TIMES In January, about R1.2 billion was approved for seven human settlements projects earmarked to start between the 2014/2015 to 2016/2017 financial years. These include three housing projects in Macassar, Fisantekraal, and Imizamo Yethu.

Independent Online

Independent Online
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:56:15 -0700

The city's sport, recreation and amenities department has invested approximately R10 million for the installation of synthetic pitches in Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu. * In February this year, the MyCiTi route linking Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and Hout Bay ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:33:33 -0700

“From there it will be very convenient and easy to catch a MyCiTi feeder bus to Gardens, Salt River, Oranjezicht, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Hout Bay and Imizamo Yethu,” Herron said. The station will be in use from Saturday. Buses from Hout Bay ...

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