Tembisa, Gauteng

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Tembisa is a large township situated to the north of Kempton Park on the East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1957 when black people were resettled from Alexandra and other areas in Edenvale, KekkPark, Midrand and Germiston.EtymologyThe name Tembisa comes from the Xhosa word "tembisa" meaning "promise". It came about when black settlers of Johannesburg were being evicted. When the township was created it was a beacon of hope for those who were suddenly homeless. The township ...

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