|Municipality||City of Tshwane|
|• Total||126.77 km2 (48.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Northern Sotho||28.2%|
|Postal code (street)||0152|
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
- 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.
- The second fab lab in South Africa is located in Soshanguve Block TT where it is operated by a self-organized group of unemployed youth known as the Bright Youth Council.
- Tswaing Crater
- Giant Stadium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Stadium
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.
Primary and High Schools
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
Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve Campus, Tshwane South College
Batho Plaza, Soshanguve Plaza, Thorntree shopping complex, Soshanguve Crossing Mall, Nafcoc Shopping Centre
Soshanguve Community Radio and TUT FM 96.2
Author Kopano Matlwa hails from Soshanguve.
Trap music artist and rapper Ex Global is also from Soshanguve.
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