A Voyage from Southampton to Cape Town, in the Union Company's Mail Steamer "Syria", the Quickest Passage Out on Record, One Thousand Miles Cruise Along Coast, Two Thousand Miles Journey Through Kaffir-land, Etc., Etc

Also a Description and Illustrations of the Diamond Fields, the Trip Through Griquas Territory, Calesberg, Graafreynet, Beauort, Worcester, the Paarl, to Cape Town ...

Author: Charles Chapman

Publisher: N.A


Category: South Africa

Page: 218

View: 4085



Ambiguous Restructurings of Post-apartheid Cape Town

The Spatial Form of Socio-political Change

Author: Christoph Haferburg,Jürgen Ossenbrügge

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825866990

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 6054


What will tomorrow's Cape Town look like? This volume reflects a variety of aspects of urban development and restructuring efforts in Cape Town in the last years. A focus lies on the question if the "apartheid city" is reproducing itself. This leads to an evaluation whether current policies really counter societal imbalances. The essays presented here illuminate possible pathways towards the urban futures unfolding in a South African city in transition.

Cape Town

Author: Rob Bowden

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237531010

Category: Cape Town (South Africa)

Page: 61

View: 7278


History - People - Living in the city - Economy - Management - Transport - Culture, leisure and tourism - Environment - Future of Cape Town - Megacities.

Changing Cape Town

Urban Dynamics, Policy, and Planning During the Political Transition in South Africa

Author: Grant Saff

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761811992

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 7386


Changing Cape Town examines urban dynamics and urban policy in Cape Town during the political transition period of 1990-1994, enabling the reader to see how changes in urban policy and the emerging new urban landscape are crucially linked to the political compromises that allowed South Africa's negotiated political transition. The book examines the toleration of almost uncontrolled squatting through which sections of the poor seized well located pieces of urban land sometimes in former 'white' suburbs, focusing on two short case studies and one in-depth case study. The information gathered draws extensively from interviews, newspaper articles, and the unpublished internal documents of the municipalities, planning and civic organizations that vividly trace the interactions between the informal settlements and the suburbs. In addition, the book provides an empirical analysis of desegregation in Cape Town, including the extent and location of this desegregation, while noting urban changes in other parts of the country. The role of urban planners in the process is also examined and policy suggestions for planners and policymakers involved with residential desegregation are offered.

Cape Town

The Making of a City : an Illustrated Social History

Author: Nigel Worden,Elizabeth Van Heyningen,Vivian Bickford-Smith

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864866561

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 2960


This richly illustrated history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule tells the story of its residents, the world they inhabited and the city they made - beginning in the seventeenth century with the tiny Dutch settlement, hemmed in by mountains and looking out to sea, and ending with the well-established British colonial city, poised confidently on the threshold of the twentieth century. This social history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule traces the changing character of the city and portrays the varied lives and experiences of its inhabitants e" black and white, rich and poor, slave and free, Christian and Muslim. The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to remain for long the definitive history of the city. The volume is illustrated throughout with a wealth of paintings, maps and photographs. The book is written for the general reader as well as academics.

Painting Cape Town

Graffiti from South Africa

Author: Matthew Olckers

Publisher: Shelflife

ISBN: 0620546964

Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 6158


Painting Cape Town: Graffiti from South Africa provides the reader with an insider view into the graffiti subculture in this well-known South African city. The book includes interviews with 29 of Cape Town's most prominent graffiti artists. Each story provides a unique insight into the rationale behind the artist's passion and obsession for spreading their names. The history of the graffiti scene is traced from its beginnings on the Cape Flats in the 1980s and its roots within hip hop culture to the current graffiti scene polarised by contempt and praise. Painting Cape Town is the first publication of its kind and the reference text on the subject. The text is coupled with over 150 full colour illustrations.

Transforming Cape Town

Author: Catherine Besteman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520942646

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 6839


This study provides a window into the lives of ordinary South Africans more than ten years after the end of apartheid, with the promises of the democracy movement remaining largely unfulfilled. Catherine Besteman explores the emotional and personal aspects of the transition to black majority rule by homing in on intimate questions of love, family, and community and capturing the complex, sometimes contradictory voices of a wide variety of Capetonians. Her evaluation of the physical and psychic costs to individuals involved in working for social change is grounded in the experiences of the participants and illu-minates two overarching dimensions of life in Cape Town: the aggregate forces determined to maintain the apartheid-era status quo, and the grassroots efforts to effect social change.

The Rough Guide to Cape Town, Winelands & Garden Route

Author: Rough Guides,James Bembridge,Barbara McCrea

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 0241343852

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 2510


Discover Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to admire the panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain, indulge on a wine estate tour or spot the Big Five in a wildlife reserve, this new edition of The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route will show you ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Inside The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route - Independent, trusted reviews written in Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate Cape Town's city centre or find your way around Stellenbosch without needing to get online. - Stunning, inspirational images - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: the city centre; the V&A Waterfront; Robben Island; the Cape Flats; the Atlantic Seaboard; Stellenbosch; Paarl; Franschhoek; Somerset West; the Whale Coast; the Garden Route and Overberg Interior; Route 62 and the Little Karoo; Port Elizabeth and the private reserves. Attractions include: Table Mountain; Boulders Beach; Cape Point; Chapman's Peak Drive; De Hoop Nature Reserve; the wine estates; Tsitsikamma National Park; the Cango Caves; Addo Elephant Park. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, health, the media, festivals, parks and wilderness areas, crime and personal safety and more. - Listings chapters - from accommodation, food and drink to shopping and Cape Town for kids. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, music and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route