Hood 4 is a fascinating neighbourood and boasts world famous residents, former residents and notable Gugulethu families.
Standing proudly in the centre of this hood is the Gugulethu Sports Complex. Officially opened in 1994 and designed by Noreo Architects, the complex hosts numerous well-supported events. The sporting node includes the Vincent Ntunja basketball court – named after one of Gugs’s favourite sons. Vicent plays basketball for SA, is an actor / model and an inspirational figure from the area.
The Vukuhambe Initiative, on NY2, provides an amazing facility where disabled residents are given the platform to craft handmade make shoes and garments. Another such organization in Hood 4 is iLitha labantu – a social service and educational organization with a specific focus on addressing violence against women and children. Hood 4 is all about community and serving. Hood 4 also houses the Nompumelelo Special School for disabled.
Fezeka High School is arguably Gugulehtu’s proudest school. In 1965, Fezeka was established and housed at NY 43/44. Mr Mac Ngambu from Luzuko became the Principal and Mr. Tukulu from Vuyani became the Deputy Principal. The Community of Lagunya named the school Fezeka meaning “Our hopes and aspirations have been fulfilled”. The school has incredibly choral traditions and the choir has toured Europe and USA.
Cape Town Pirates FC is also in integral part of this Hood, and produced Eric Khompela, who went on to play for Jomo Cosmos. The Jonas family are notable Hood 4 residents – and both brothers Andile and Bongani played a key role in the struggle by. Bongani is now the Chief of the Metro Police in the City of Cape Town.