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Osizweni is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Osizweni is located in South Africa
Osizweni is located in Africa
 Osizweni shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 27°47′S 30°09′E / 27.783°S 30.150°E / -27.783; 30.150Coordinates: 27°47′S 30°09′E / 27.783°S 30.150°E / -27.783; 30.150
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Amajuba
Municipality Newcastle
 • Total 15.34 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 77,845
 • Density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 94.9%
 • English 1.1%
 • S. Ndebele 1.1%
 • Other 2.9%
Postal code (street) 2952
PO box 2952
Area code 034

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.[2]

The township has 6 different sections namely[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Osizweni has a soccer stadium, netball courts and a cricket Stadium. The Osizweni Park offers a safe environment for children to play. There are several libraries in the township.

Safety and Security[edit]

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.

Notable residents[edit]

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)