Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and the capital of the Western Cape province, 20 years after apartheid it is still of the most unequal cities in the world. The wealthier Cape Town residents live close to the city centre were as the poor mostly live in the cape flats, an expansive are situated to the south east of Cape Town. This segregation by income is paralleled with racial segregation, it is mostly the Coloureds and Black Africans that live in the Cape Flats, but it wasn’t always like this. Prior to the 3 decades of white rule it used to be a fairly united city with people of many different backgrounds living at it’s core. This film takes us into the heart of Cape Town, interviewing residents of all areas to give us a better understanding of how life has changed over the last 20 years.
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U should`ve started with :
The Western Cape has a large population of gangs such as the 28`s,27`s and 26`s….
Now its interesting!!!!!
You are looking at the scum of the earth here – just scum with no redeeming qualities!
Crap documentary. Most of those squatters come from the Eastern Cape where the ruling party has ruined the local economy. They move to Cape Town that is run by the official opposition (liberal white party). Its like Europe where blacks flock to where the whites live. This is no different as Cape Town is 70% mixed race and white.
What the fuck has this to do with gangs?
Almost all of Cape Town’s criminal gangs are of the mixed-race demographic known as ‘Coloureds’, a cohesive, indigenous population who live mostly on the Cape Flats and whose culture and language are Western. Migration of ‘African’ tribespeople to the area took place mostly over the past 30 years and is still on-going. These populations have no culture of education and are mostly illiterate, which is why many are drawn to where the whites live, where there is ever-decreasing police control and endemic, violent crime is on the rise.