Soshanguve

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Soshanguve
Soshanguve is located in Gauteng
Soshanguve
Soshanguve
Soshanguve is located in South Africa
Soshanguve
Soshanguve
Soshanguve is located in Africa
Soshanguve
Soshanguve
 Soshanguve shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 25°31′37″S 28°6′32″E / 25.52694°S 28.10889°E / -25.52694; 28.10889Coordinates: 25°31′37″S 28°6′32″E / 25.52694°S 28.10889°E / -25.52694; 28.10889
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Area[1]
 • Total 126.77 km2 (48.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 403,162
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 28.2%
 • Tswana 16.7%
 • Tsonga 15.1%
 • Zulu 13.6%
 • Other 26.5%
Postal code (street) 0152
PO box 0164
Area code 012

Soshanguve is a township situated about 45 km north of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1974 on land scheduled to be incorporated into a bantustan bordering on Mabopane in Bophuthatswana, to Sotho, Shangaan, Nguni and Venda people (thus the name) who were resettled from Atteridgeville and Mamelodi. It later became part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Soshanguve is home to the Tshwane University of Technology , previously known as Technikon Northern Gauteng (TNG), the largest residential higher education institution in Southern Africa.
  • The Eric Molobi Housing Innovation Hub in Thorntree, Soshanguve north of Pretoria. Inspired by the contribution of the late Eric Molobi to housing excellence

and delivery the Innovation Hub provides a platform for different developers to demonstrate new innovative building materials to compliment the use of bricks and mortar.

FaithMed Ambulance Aid head offices based in soshanguve 111 block W, the company is owned by Rendani Ralidzhivha, he founded the company at the age of 24 on the 10th August 2016, the main aim for the company is to make sure that those who don't have a Medical Aid will still be able to have access to the private ambulance service at an affordable costs.

Education[edit]

Primary and High Schools[edit]

Filadelfia Secondary LSEN School, Combined Secondary School, Baxoxele Primary School, Kgadime Matsepe Secondary School, Mzimuhle Primary School, DC Marivate Junior Secondary School, Thuthong Junior Secondary School, Reitumetse Secondary School, Meetseng Primary School, Wallmansthal High School, Phuthanang Primary School, Rethomile Primary School, Tlamaganyo Primary School, Tiamoko Primary School, Nchuncheko Primary School, Babina-Phuti Secondary School, Ntsako Secondary School, Soshanguve High School, Kondelelani Secondary School, Kgotlhelang Secondary School, Moepathutse Secondary School, Botse-Botse High School, Seetja Sa Meetse Primary School, Echibini Secondary School

Higher education[edit]

Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve Campus, Tshwane South College

Shopping Plaza[edit]

Batho Plaza, Soshanguve Plaza, Thorntree shopping complex, Soshanguve Crossing Mall, Nafcoc Shopping Centre

Radio Station[edit]

Soshanguve Community Radio and TUT FM 96.2

Famous Soshanguveans[edit]

Famous house music groups Black Motion and Uhuru are both made up of members from Soshanguve.

Author Kopano Matlwa hails from Soshanguve.

Bojo Mujo

Solly Moholo

Matlakala Ramathoka

Trap music artist and rapper Ex Global is also from Soshanguve.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Soshanguve". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ [1] South African Fab Labs
  3. ^ [2] Nature 442, 862-864 (24 August 2006)]. "Appropriate technology: Make anything, anywhere." (Author visits Soshanguve Fab Lab)