MAMELODI-EAST, TSHWANE

GAUTENG

Mother of Melodies

“Mamelodi” is the name derived from the Sepedi word with the prefix being “ma” meaning mother, and the suffix “melodi” meaning melody.

Located 20km east of the Tshwane Central Business District, Mamelodi is home to over 60,160 households. It is the home of the Premier soccer league team, Mamelodi Sundowns football club and just as the name suggests, it is a place rich in culture and “vibe”. Although Mamelodi is a place where many nurture dreams, it is taking strain due to the rapid growth in its population. This results in a heightened demand for resources and furthermore, makes livelihood opportunities infrequent. These challenges have, however, not disheartened Mamelodi dwellers – they continue to strive to find opportunities in sectors less explored.

Building Business kicks off in Mamelodi

As rewarding as having your own business may be, any entrepreneur knows that it can also be very overwhelming at times. Regardless of how passionate you are about your product or service or how great a salesperson you are, chances are good that you simply do not have...

A splash of colour for mental health awareness

Youth Day 2022 saw over 700 fun-loving community members from Mahube Valley, ext 1 in Mamelodi East (Tshwane) paint the town red, blue, green, yellow and more at a fun Colour Run hosted to raise awareness around mental health issues affecting young people.Energy...

Reimagining our places

How do you feel when you walk down the street where you live? Inspired? Welcomed? Safe? Or perhaps you feel gloomy and anxious? Maybe you haven’t even really thought about this. What about your business areas, schools, parks or pieces of open land? It’s simple,...

Resilience amidst the rubble – rebuilding small businesses

The recent looting of malls in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng has threatened the survival of hundreds of small businesses. In response to this crisis, Ranyaka in collaboration with the Nedbank Proud of my Town programme has launched a relief and recovery intervention to...

Creating opportunities and turning them into profit

"I kid you not, I knew I was something special when at just six years, I announced in front of my whole family that I was going to be a breadwinner," chuckles Samuel Moobeng, one of most diverse entrepreneurs in Mamelodi. His business, Moobeng Trading and Projects...

Why aren’t we doing enough?

This is the question that was asked during a gender-based violence (GBV) round table discussion held at Ebukhosini Training Centre in Mamelodi township in Tshwane, Gauteng on 30 April 2021. The majority of the group were men. This scene played out in an...