Mfuleni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mfuleni
An aerial photograph of Mfuleni in the foreground stretching to the west towards Table Mountain. Ikweze Park (on the left) and Delft (to the right) are situated beyond.
An aerial photograph of Mfuleni in the foreground stretching to the west towards Table Mountain. Ikweze Park (on the left) and Delft (to the right) are situated beyond.
Mfuleni is located in Western Cape
Mfuleni
Mfuleni
 Mfuleni shown within Western Cape
Location within Cape Town
Mfuleni is located in Cape Town
Mfuleni
Mfuleni
Mfuleni is located in South Africa
Mfuleni
Mfuleni
Mfuleni (South Africa)
Mfuleni is located in Africa
Mfuleni
Mfuleni
Mfuleni (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°59′41″S 18°40′33″E / 33.99472°S 18.67583°E / -33.99472; 18.67583Coordinates: 33°59′41″S 18°40′33″E / 33.99472°S 18.67583°E / -33.99472; 18.67583
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Government
 • CouncillorGordon Thomas (Ward 16) (DA)
Themba Honono (Ward 108) (ANC)
Area[1]
 • Total13.46 km2 (5.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total52,274
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African95.9%
 • Coloured3.0%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.2%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa85.9%
 • Afrikaans3.4%
 • Sotho3.0%
 • English2.8%
 • Other4.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)n/a
PO box7100
Area code021

Mfuleni is a relatively new township about 40 kilometres from Cape Town, South Africa. It is a predominantly Black township, although there are also some Coloured members of the community.

Mfuleni is a suburb of Blue Downs area and is close to the sprawling township of Khayelitsha and also next to the new suburb of Malibu. Around 52,300 people live in this township. Most were moved there from the late 1990s following flooding and fires in different townships across the Western Cape, such as Philippi, Nyanga and Khayelitsha. Hence, the mixed nature of the community here. Unemployment, HIV/AIDS and crime are some of the most pressing problems in this poor township.

Recently, the Department of Local government and Housing with its partners[2] established a new housing project which built an additional 165 houses.[3]

Only 43% of Mfuleni residents are employed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mfuleni". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  3. ^ http://www.westerncape.gov.za/Text/2008/9/mfuleni_project_compressed.pdf