History of Imizamu Yethu

Province Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°1′S 18°21′E
Area: 57 ha
Municipality City of Cape Town

Imizamo Yethu which means through collective struggle’,a township which is largely informal is situated alongside the picturesque and relatively wealthy suburb of Hout Bay.
The majority of residents are Black Xhosa speakers from the Eastern Cape. There are also some Coloured people who are from the traditional Squatter Communities. There are also some informal settlement dwellers from other parts of Africa such as Angola and Zaire living in the buffer zone of Imizamo Yethu. these people probably entered the country illegally having docked in Hout Bay in Fishing Trawlers.
Ex-forestry land was first made available in 1990 to settle squatters from the Hout Bay area who wanted legal property rights. Originally the site was regarded as a transit area while a formal area was being laid out. Surveying began in 1993

The postcode for Imizamu Yethu is 7806

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: Hout Bay- 021 791 9300
  • Traffic department: Hillstar Traffic Department-0860 103 089
  • Fire: 021 480 7700
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Hout Bay -021 790 1740
  • Library-021 790 6753
  • Clinic;021 790 1720
  • Pharmacy;021 790 3136
  • SPCA: Domestic Animal Rescue Group-021 790 0383
  • Imizamo Yethu community hall; 021 400 3647
  • Schools
  • Silikamva high school-021 790 3514
  • Disa Primary School-021 200 079

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