Old woman Mamelodi township
Therina Groenewald: Old woman Mamelodi township – professional photographer.
Old woman Mamelodi township – 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.