About Mamelodi

Mamelodi is situated on the north eastern outskirts of Pretoria and is a former black township with a population of about one million people. Many live in small brick houses, but there are also very large informal settlements called squatter camps where people have built their own shacks made out of corrugated iron or plastic sheets. As more people move from the rural areas to the cities, these informal settlements are growing larger all the time. (Source: Mamelodi Trust)

Religions in South Africa:

(According to the 2001 census. Source – CIA World Factbook)

  • Zion Christian 11.1%
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%
  • Catholic 7.1%
  • Methodist 6.8%
  • Dutch Reformed 6.7%
  • Anglican 3.8%
  • Muslim 1.5%
  • Other Christian 36%
  • Other 2.3%
  • Unspecified 1.4%
  • None 15.1%

Ethnic Groups

(According to the 2001 census. Source – CIA World Factbook)

  • Black African 79%
  • White 9.6%
  • Colored 8.9%
  • Indian/Asian 2.5%

Weather

Weather in Pretoria and Mamelodi is temperate most of the year with rainy summers (November – January) and dry winters (May – September).

Month Average
high
Average
low
Warmest
ever
Coldest
ever
Average
dew point
Average
precipitation
JAN. 82 67 97 54 58 5.1
FEB. 81 66 97 55 58 3.8
MARCH 79 64 93 46 56 3.4
APRIL 75 58 89 36 50 1.8
MAY 71 50 83 37 42 0.8
JUNE 65 44 84 32 36 0.3
JULY 66 44 77 33 35 0.3
AUG. 70 49 84 34 37 0.3
SEP. 76 57 91 39 42 0.8
OCT. 78 60 93 43 49 2.6
NOV. 79 62 95 48 53 4.3
DEC. 81 65 97 53 57 4.4
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