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Masithandane Street, Kayamandi
|• Total||1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||16,000/km2 (41,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||94.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
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. 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.
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.
- Rock, David (2011). The Location Shall Be Called Kaya Mandi: A History of Kaya Mandi (MA). Stellenbosch University.
Media related to Kayamandi at Wikimedia Commons
- "Main Place Kayamandi". Census 2011.
- "SU staff visits various communities". Stellenbosch University. 17 August 2011. 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.