Gugulethu is a vibrant and lively township, situated 20 km outside Cape Town. It is home to many of the city’s working population. With its rich culture, diverse restaurants, jazz clubs and B&Bs, the township has become a popular tourist destination.
Gugulethu Square was established in 2009, in partnership between West Side Trading and esteemed businessman, Mzoli Ngcawuzele. The centre was the first step towards establishment of a Gugulethu central business district, which accelerated the township’s integration into the formal economy. The centre consists of three separate buildings, including a formal taxi rank.
LSM: 4 – 7
Gender: 69% Female, 31% Male
Race: 90% Black, 1% White, 4% Asian, 5% Coloured
Language: 88.6% Xhosa, 3.6% English, 0.4% Other
Approximate foot count per month: 950 000
Gugulethu Square is located on one of Gugulethu’s main roads, Steve Biko Street – which is easily accessible from the N2, and a significant thoroughfare for public transport. The centre is also accessible by foot from the surrounding residential area and via taxi from the on-site taxi rank.