Elsie's River

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Elsie's River
Elsiesrivier
Elsie's River is located in South Africa
Elsie's River
Elsie's River
 Elsie's River shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°55′5″S 18°34′36″E / 33.91806°S 18.57667°E / -33.91806; 18.57667Coordinates: 33°55′5″S 18°34′36″E / 33.91806°S 18.57667°E / -33.91806; 18.57667
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 5.52 km2 (2.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 42,479
 • Density 7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 6.8%
 • Coloured 91.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 0.3%
 • Other 1.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 77.4%
 • English 19.2%
 • Other 3.3%
Postal code (street) 7490
PO box 7480

Elsie's River (Elsiesrivier in Afrikaans) is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.

In 1980 the suburb, at the time restricted to coloured people, became the scene of bloodshed after a demonstration in support of the school boycott became violent. Two 15-year-olds were shot dead by police.[2]

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