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Established in 1953, Mamelodi is situated about 20 km East of the City of Tshwane (Pretoria).
This township started with a mere 16 houses built for Black people which were removed from other areas according to the Group Areas Act.
The first residents worked at bottle-making and brick factories.
The name "Mamelodi", which means "mother of melodies", derives from the name given to president Paul Kruger by black people because of his unusual ability to whistle and imitating birds.
The unofficial population of Mamelodi is currently close to one million.
Sites to visit in Mamelodi are the following:
If in the area, remember these dates:
There are more than 50 registered Taverns (shebeens) in Mamelodi - you will not go thristy!
The most popular sport in Mamelodi is soccer. Mamelodi Sundowns is one of the top soccer teams in South Africa.