History of Nyanga

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°59′S “18°35′E
Area: 3.09 km2
Municipality; City of Cape Town

Nyanga is Xhosa for moon

Nyanga is Xhosa for moon and is one of the oldest black townships in Cape Town. It was established and proclaimed as a township in 1946. It was established as a result of the migrant labour system. A space for settlement was required when Langa became overcrowded. While Nyanga is a mostly made up of informal shacks and it is a poverty-stricken and dangerous space, it has a true township atmosphere and is full of energy and colour.

The postcode for Nyanga is 7750

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Useful Numbers in Nyanga

  • Police: 021 380 3304
  • Traffic department:Gugulethu Traffic Department-021 934 4900
  • Fire: Gugulethu Fire Station-021 480 7700
  • Water:0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Crossroads community hall : 021 444 5356
  • Zolani recreation centre: 021 444 5356
  • KTC Community hall:021 444 5356
  • Millers Camp community venue: 021 444 5356
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Gugulethu – 021 633 9171
  • Closest hospital;KTC Gugulethu Community Health Centre-021 637 1280
  • Library:021 400 6013
  • Pharmacy;Clicks Pharmacy – Gugulethu Square-021 638 3192
  • SPCA:Cape of Good Hope SPCA-021 700 4140
  • Schools:

Mkhanyiseli Public Primary School-021 386 3454
Linge Primary School-021 385 0063
Hlengisa Primary School-021 386 1325
John Pama- 021 386 3343
Oscar Mpetha High School-021 386-3498
LIWA PRIMARY SCHOOL- 0213865336
Nomlinganiselo Primary-021 385 0752
Stormont Madubela Primary School- 0213853661
St Mary’s Primary School-081 280 8965
Sithembele Matiso Secondary School-072 500 0630
Andile Primary School-hone 0217035461
Hlengisa Junior Secondary School-021 386 1325[/vc_column_text]

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