History

Province; Western cape
Coordinates; 34°7′S “18°22′E
Area; 0.39 km2
Municipality; City of Cape Town

Masiphumelele, close to Kommetjie is the name was given to this township by its residents, it means “let us succeed” in Xhosa. It was originally called site 5. In the 80s about 500 people who were moved to Khayelitsha, which is about 30 kilometres away, settled there. When apartheid fell, the area grew to have thousands of residents living mostly in shacks. By 2010 there were approximately 38000 people living in Masipumelele, some had built brick homes. Many of the residents are from the Eastern Cape. The infrastructure has been slow to follow the growth, with an overcrowded school and understaffed clinic, life is hard in Masiphumelele.

The postal code for Masipumelele is 7975

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: Ocean View-021-7838306, 021-7838308
  • Traffic department:Fish Hoek Traffic Service-0860 103 089
  • Fire: Fishoek Fire Station-021 480 7700
  • Water:0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office;Sun Valley Post Office-021 785 5375
  • Closest hospital/clinic;False Bay Hospital-ER-021 782 1121
  • Pharmacy;Noordhoek-021 785 4115
  • SPCA: 021 700 4140
  • Schools;
  • Masiphumelele High School-021 785 4078
  • Ukhanyo Primary School-021 785 2442
  • Masiphumelele Primary School-081 733 7416                                                                                 [/vc_column_text]
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