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Masithandane Street, Kayamandi
Masithandane Street, Kayamandi
Kayamandi is located in Western Cape
Kayamandi is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 33°55′S 18°51′E / 33.917°S 18.850°E / -33.917; 18.850Coordinates: 33°55′S 18°51′E / 33.917°S 18.850°E / -33.917; 18.850
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictCape Winelands
 • Total1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
 • Total24,645
 • Density16,000/km2 (41,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African94.6%
 • Coloured4.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.2%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa84.9%
 • Afrikaans5.9%
 • English3.2%
 • Sotho2.3%
 • Other3.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code021

Kayamandi is a suburb of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province of South Africa located off route R304. Kayamandi is one of the developing townships situated in Stellenbosch.

The name means "nice home" in the Xhosa language, from khaya meaning "home" and mnandi meaning "nice". It was founded in the early 1950s as part of the increased segregation during the apartheid regime.[2] It was originally built to house exclusively black migrant male labourers employed on the farms in the Stellenbosch area. In 1966, the nine largest employers in the Stellenbosch district including Stellenbosch University, the town administration, several vineyards and a fruit packing company united to erect 38 ready-made homes, so called hostels.

The principal language spoken in Kayamandi is Xhosa, a tonal language which incorporates the use of click consonants, although there is widespread knowledge of both English and Afrikaans.

There are four schools in Kayamandi: Khayamandi High; Makhuphula High; Ikaya Primary; and Kayamandi Primary. Schools in Kayamandi include Kayamandi Secondary School, Makupula Secondary School and Ikaya Primary School.

There are many interesting projects done by young and old people of Kayamandi, such as Kayamandi Arts and Culture Festival. There are about 27 registered pre-schools and more than ten registered organisations such as Vision Africa, Prochorus, Lokxion Foundation, Legacy Center, Trust Center, Songo.Info, IMBADU etc.

Kayamandi is a soccer loving community with more than 20 teams, most of them playing informal soccer. Well known teams are Kuyasa FC, FC Malaga, Lokxion Stars FC, Kayamandi Hotspurs, Barca Juniors, Mighty Five Stars and FC Twetwe.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rock, David (2011). The Location Shall Be Called Kaya Mandi: A History of Kaya Mandi (MA). Stellenbosch University.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kayamandi at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kayamandi". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "SU staff visits various communities". Stellenbosch University. 17 August 2011. Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. In terms of the Group Areas Act, black people were relocated from an informal settlement near Distell and from the residential areas of Idas Valley, Du Toit Station and Jamestown to Kayamandi.