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

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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

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

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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.

Cape Town

Author: Rob Bowden

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237531010

Category: Cape Town (South Africa)

Page: 61

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

Cape Town Uncovered

A People's City

Author: Gillian Warren-Brown,Yazeed Fakier,Eric Miller

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919930756

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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Cape Town is vibrant, industrious, creative and entertaining. It has the sophistication and attraction of a world-class city, set in an environment of legendary beauty. But it is also riddled with contradictions and inequities, scarred by a past that left society fragmented and alienated many of its residents. Now it is seeking a new, inclusive identity that will embrace and celebrate the diverse mix of people that gives the city character and life. In this book, the many faces of Cape Town are revealed, faces that will engage visitors and no doubt surprise locals who thought they knew their city. Through the text and photographs, experience Cape Town, a people's city, uncovered.

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

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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.