|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.5%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||1818|
Phiri is a township in the urban area of Soweto, in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. The township was founded in 1956, as part of the demographic reorganization started by the state that year. Phiri, along with several other areas, was created to house Sotho and Tswana-speakers. Phiri is the Sotho word for hyena.
The town is also famous for the birthplace of South African international footballer Siphiwe Tshabalala.