Soshanguve was originally known as Mabopane West and then later became Soshanguve.
The suburb today serves a large community with a mixed use of residential homes from informal dwellings to upmarket homes. The suburb is also known for the Marula Sun Casino which is still operating today.
The name of the suburb is derived from the main languages spoken in the suburb which are Sotho, Shangaan, Nguni, Venda, thus the acronym of the combination.
The suburb is well established with large malls, schools, clinics a hospital and other satellite services catering for roughly 402 000 residents.
T.U.T (Tshwane University of Technology) has a campus located in Soshanguve which adds to the attraction of the suburb as a home address.
The suburb is located close to many industrial hubs, which are crucial in supporting the residents with a source of stable income. The industrial hubs in close proximity to Soshanguve are Ga-Rankuwa, Rosslyn, Pretoria North and Mabopane. Soshanguve has its own industrial sites catering for the residents.
Schools in Soshanguve are as listed below and there are more than 20 primary and secondary schools which should be an indication as to the size of the suburb: Shalom Primary School, Rodney Mokoena Preparatory School, Vukosi Primary School, Soshanguve Technical Secondary School, Reitumetse Secondary School and Wallmansthal Secondary School.
Malls in Soshanguve catering for the residents' retail needs are Soshanguve Crossing, Soshanguve Plaza and Sediba Mall.
The home prices in Soshanguve range from affordable to expensive and the architecture is in line with current market trends in the more upmarket sections of the suburb.
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