Thokoza

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Thokoza
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Aerial view of Thokoza
Aerial view of Thokoza
Thokoza is located in South Africa
Thokoza
Thokoza
 Thokoza shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°20′12″S 28°08′48″E / 26.33667°S 28.14667°E / -26.33667; 28.14667Coordinates: 26°20′12″S 28°08′48″E / 26.33667°S 28.14667°E / -26.33667; 28.14667
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality Ekurhuleni
Area[1]
 • Total 9.43 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 105,827
 • Density 11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.1%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 40.2%
 • Sotho 21.5%
 • Xhosa 18.4%
 • Northern Sotho 5.4%
 • Other 14.5%
Postal code (street) 1426
PO box 1421

Thokoza is a township south of Johannesburg, South Africa at the location of the now defunct Palmietfontein Airport. It is situated south east of Alberton, adjacent to Katlehong on the East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. Thokoza is the first black township which was established in the East Rand. During the early 90s Thokoza was the middle of a civil war between the supporters of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), rival party of the African National Congress (ANC).[2]

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