Tembisa Township was established in 1957, and is home to people and families who were resettled from Kempton Park, Germiston, Midrand and Alexandra. It consists largely of low cost RDP houses. The name Tembisa originates from the word “Thembisa” which means “Promise” in Zulu.
Tembisa is home to 2 main shopping malls-Tembisa Plaza and Birch Acres Mall. These Tembisa malls offer various stores, such as Pep, as well as grocery stores, to meet your shopping needs. A new Tembisa mall is on the horizon-the Tembisa Mega Mart is being developed is on the verge of opening its doors, and is bound to boast loads of shopping fun and specials for those in the Tembisa Township.