The Village of Hanover Park was incorporated into Cape Town on August 14, 1958. It had a population of 305, in 2011. By 2022 it has grown to 34,625! Consequently oppression and apartheid left neighborhoods like Hanover Park! Their communities unfortunately often suffer from: "Drug and alcohol abuse; Social dysfunction; Poverty; Violence and organized crime!"
This area is also characterised by a lack of many adequate social facilities, and quality public spaces. It has 5 Schools. (Not including Private Day Care Centre's!)