History of Gugulethu

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°59′S “18°34′E
Area: 6.49 km2
Municipality; City Of Cape Town

The name Gugulethu comes fro “igugu lethu” which means “our pride”in Xhosa. The township was established in the 1960s as a reaction to the overcrowding of Langa which was the only township dedicated for black residents. At the time black people were not allowed to live within the city of Cape Town. Black residents were forcibly removed from townships declared as “coloured” areas

The postal codes for Gugulethu are 7750 (Streets) and 7751 (Boxes)

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 021 684 2300
  • Traffic department:021 934 4900
  • Fire: 021 480 7700
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance:10177
  • Post office;021 633 9179
  • Closest hospital Day Hospital – 021 637 1280
  • KTC Gugulethu Community Health Centre-021 637 1280
  • Elukhanyisweni Recreation Centre:021 444 5358
  • Ikwezi Sport and Recreation Centre:021 444 5356
  • Gugulethu community hall:021 444 5356
  • Luyolo Recreation Centre:021 444 5356
  • Gugulethu Indoor sports centre:021 444 5356
  • Gugulethu stadium recreation centre:021 400 5932
  • Library :021 633 2521
  • Pharmacy;Lagunya Pharmacy-021 633 5698
  • SPCA: 021 700 4140 (Grassy Park)
  • Schools:

Siviwe School of Skills Ny82, Gugulethu-021 633 2958
Fezeka Secondary School-074 124 4833
Intshukumo Secondary School-021 637 1803
Siyazingisa Primary School-021 633 5619
Litha Primary School-021 638 3492
Tembaletu LSEN School-021 637 5902
Luzuko Higher Primary School-021 633 3015
I. D. Mkize Sen Secondary School-021 633 6459
Vuyani Primary School-081 435 2236
Sonwabo Primary School-021 638 2449-021 637 8981
Lwazi Primary School-021 638 2447
Intshinga Primary School-081 558 2383
Sokhanyo Primary-021 637 2695
Lehlohonolo Primary-021 633 1823
Siyazingisa Public Primary School-021 633 5619,
Vukukhanye Primary School-021 633 2131
Xolani Primary School-Address 0216377256
Bonga Lower Primary School-021 637 8295,
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