10 things no one tells you about Tembisa

Ngwako Serepe

Home to showbiz stars and businesses, this location offers more than you realise.

Here are 10 things no one tells you about Tembisa;

1 There are currently four train stations in Tembisa, with Oakmoor Station leading the pack as one of the busiest followed by Tembisa, Limindlela and Lerralla.

2 People always wonder if Mehlareng Stadium is the only stadium Tembisa has, forgetting that there is Makhulong, which is in a good condition and fully operational.

3 Imbizo, aka Busy Corner, and Caprivi are good places to chill, but Winnie Mandela Park Zone 8’s no name chilling place may disagree. The place is most famous among ‘Limpopians’ living in Tembisa.

4 Accommodation rental in Tembisa starts from R500 for a basic room.

5 It is cheap to get around in Tembisa. R8 is what you will pay to travel from one section to another.

6. If you have you own car, there is no need to travel far to fill up. MainLine has 4 filling stations while Straight Line has only 3, including the filling station just after Mpho Section towards Rabasotho Section.

7 Chloorkop, home to Mamelodi Sundowns, is close to Tembisa.

8 Tembisa-born DJ Shimza’s one-man show is hosted in Tembisa annually.

9 A renowned location for music videos and TV productions. Mzekezeke filmed most of his music videos here, so did Trompies recently. One of the Intersexions episodes was also filmed in Tembisa’s informal settlement, close to Hospital View.

10 According to Statistics SA, there are over 463 000 people living in Tembisa.


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