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|• Total||15.34 km2 (5.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• S. Ndebele||1.1%|
|Postal code (street)||2952|
Osizweni is a township in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, situated 24 kilometers from Newcastle CBD. Osizweni is one of the largest townships in the province with an estimated population of 80,000 people.
The township has 6 different sections namely
- Section A consists of these areas Top Rank, Ema 4, Evezi, Ward 5
- Section B Mlazi
- Section C Ematsheketsheni
- Section D Emaskophasini
- Section E Long Homes
- Section F Ematshotshombeni
Four government-owned medical clinics service the community of Osizweni and surrounding area. The Osizweni Medical Centre was recently opened with three doctors. SASA office in the middle of the township.
Osizweni Shopping Centre is situated at the heart of the township and it has popular retailers like Pick n' Pay and Pep and other few supermarkets like Five Star supermarket. By Thembelani Mkhwanazi (UKZN 2015)
Recently a new Shopping complex has been build between Osizweni and Madadeni in the place called eTheku. Retailers like Shoprite,Pep and many more. Population has grown boosted by neighboring rural citizens like, Umsinga,Nquthu and as far as Vryheid who moved to Osizweni. Transport is accessibly as the local taxi is operating to transport people around Dicks, Mndozo, Lister, Masondeza and Manzane.
By Siphiwe Mphuthi(2016)
Sports and Recreation
Safety and Security
There is one police station in the township. The Osizweni police station has overnight cells.
Crime is high. It's near impossible not to get mugged or stabbed or both when walking at night.
Osizweni is home to some of South Africa's top soccer players, including Siyabonga Nkosi and Sizwe Motaung.(Helman Mkhelele),(Fanie Madida),(Mark Fish),(Njiyela) Bonginkosi "Zola" Dlamini also lived there when he was younger. Other famous people from the township include Thokozani "L'Vovo" Ndlovu, Pastor Khathide, Thokozani 'HustlaDJ' Nkwanyana and Former Miss South Africa Peggy-Sue Khumalo, Lucky Dube and Bongi Dube. DJ Thulani Alex 15 now based in Joburg ( Alexandra)