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Katlehong is located in South Africa
 Katlehong shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°20′S 28°09′E / 26.333°S 28.150°E / -26.333; 28.150Coordinates: 26°20′S 28°09′E / 26.333°S 28.150°E / -26.333; 28.150
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality Ekurhuleni
Established 1945
 • Total 55.36 km2 (21.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 407,294
 • Density 7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.4%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 37.1%
 • Sotho 22.4%
 • Xhosa 13.1%
 • Tsonga 9.7%
 • Other 17.7%
Postal code (street) 1431
PO box 1432
Website http://katlehong.co.za

Katlehong is a township located 35 km east of Johannesburg and south of Germiston between two other townships of Thokoza and Vosloorus next to the N3 highway in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality of Gauteng Province of South Africa.

Katlehong (place of success) was established in 1945 and has become a high-density area in Gauteng with 6 informal settlements in its southern part. There is serious overcrowding e.g. in each tiny yard, shacks are set up for rent - one toilet often serves five to six families. Despite being surrounded by an industrial area, there is a high level of unemployment. Katlehong is one of the most poorly served areas in Gauteng in terms of community development. Together with Thokoza and Vosloorus it forms the second biggest black township after Soweto.

Famous residents[edit]

Katlehong is home and gave birth to some of the South Africa's celebrated personalities and sports players, notably:


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Katlehong". Census 2011. 

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