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Katlehong is a township located 35 Km east of Johannesburg and south of Germiston between two other townships of Thokoza and Vosloorus next to the N3 highway in the Ekhuruleni metropolitan of Gauteng Province of South Africa.
Katlehong was established in 1945 and has become a high density area in the Gauteng with 6 informal settlements in the southern part of Katlehong. There is serious overcrowding. For example in each tiny yard, shacks are set up for rent. One toilet often serves five to six families. Despite being surrounded by an industrial area, there is high level of unemployment. Katlehong is one of the most poorly served areas in Gauteng in terms of community development. Together with Thokoza it forms the second biggest black township after Soweto.
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