Dunoon, Cape Town

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Dunoon is located in Western Cape
Dunoon is located in South Africa
Dunoon is located in Africa
 Dunoon shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°49′08″S 18°32′24″E / 33.819°S 18.540°E / -33.819; 18.540Coordinates: 33°49′08″S 18°32′24″E / 33.819°S 18.540°E / -33.819; 18.540
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
 • Total 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 29,268
 • Density 30,000/km2 (77,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 89.3%
 • Coloured 5.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
 • Other 4.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 64.7%
 • Afrikaans 7.1%
 • English 6.7%
 • Sotho 2.9%
 • Other 18.6%
Postal code (street) 7441
PO box 7438

Dunoon is a small township situated in Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa. The first erf for Dunoon was surveyed in 1996. As the formal housing was built, shacks mushroomed in the area.[2]

It is near the Killarney Motor Racing Complex. Its neighbouring counterpart is Joe Slovo Park. It is a very shanty township with no police station; the nearest one is in Milnerton. In 2011 the population of Dunoon was 31 133. The number of households in Dunoon in 2011 was 11 496.[3]

The main form of transport for Dunoon residents is minibus taxis. The MyCity bus service has recently opened a bus station to serve Dunoon.[4]

On the opposite side of Potsdam Road from Dunoon is an informal settlement called Site 5. Site 5 consists of a group of shacks and dwellers use mobile toilets.

Dunoon has also been known for its participation in Xenophobia demonstrations.[5]

Schooling and Education[edit]

It has three schools: Dunoon Primary School, Sophakama Primary and Inkwenkwezi High school.

Health Services[edit]

The City of Cape Town has officially opened a temporary clinic in Dunoon,[6] in conjunction with the Western Cape Provincial Government, in order to provide better primary healthcare services to residents in the area.

The clinic offers services such as reproductive health advice, HIV counselling and testing, TB treatment and screening, and anti-retroviral treatment amongst others.