Folweni is a small township located south of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.[1]

Folweni Township
Folweni sunrise.jpg
Folweni high school.jpg
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From top, left to right: Sun rising at Folweni, Morning assembly at Folweni high school, Angle view of Masuku primary school, Heritage day performance at Masuku primary school.
Folweni Township is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Folweni Township
Folweni Township
Folweni Township is located in South Africa
Folweni Township
Folweni Township
Coordinates: 29°44′20″S 30°56′56″E / 29.739°S 30.949°E / -29.739; 30.949Coordinates: 29°44′20″S 30°56′56″E / 29.739°S 30.949°E / -29.739; 30.949
CountrySouth Africa
 • Total3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
 • Total30,402[2]
 • Density8,945/km2 (23,170/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.9%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu99.9%
 • Other0.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code


Folweni township is divided into three sections namely;

  • A-section
  • B-section
  • C-section
The three sections of folweni township


The original population of Folweni were people who stayed in Umlazi who were forced to migrate when the apartheid government implemented the Group Areas Act.

On 26 July 1992 During the political conflict between the ANC and the IFP, a group of men believed to be IFP loyalists armed with AK47s descended on Folweni and killed approximately 20 people who were attending a ceremony, the event is now known as the Folweni Massacre.[3][4]

Health CareEdit

Folweni Clinic

Folweni Clinic is currently the main source of health care. It is located in the B-section of the township.[5]


High SchoolsEdit

Primary SchoolsEdit

  • Masuku Primary School
  • Hlengisizwe Primary School
  • Mklomelo Junior Primary School
  • Golokodo Primary School
  • Celubuhle Senior Primary Secondary School
  • Dabulizizwe Primary School
  • Phembisizwe Primary School


Like most townships in south africa, folweni township has a high crime rate due to unemployment and drug abuse.[6]


  1. ^ "eThekwini — Metropolitan". kznonline. 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  2. ^ "Demographics — eThekwini". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  3. ^ "Truth Commission - Special Report". 1992-07-26. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  4. ^ "20-are-shot-dead-in-south-africa-while-attending-zulu-ceremony". 1992-07-26. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  5. ^ "Folweni Clinic". Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  6. ^ "youth-drug-addiction-surge-in-south-africa". 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2020-01-14.