Cape Flats


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Cape Flats

pl n
(Placename) the strip of low-lying land in South Africa joining the Cape Peninsula proper to the African mainland
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The decision to extend the duration of the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in the Cape Flats is yet to be taken, says Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula."The deployment is underway and whether or not to extend that deployment will be a determination made by people on the ground," said the Minister on Thursday.
The Joint Standing Committee on Defence and the Select Committee on Security and Justice conducted an oversight visit to the Cape Flats, to ascertain the efficacy of the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in support of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
He met white families in a squatter camp and saw luxury gated communities close to the dangerous Cape Flats. Shocked by so much poverty, he noted: "A lot has changed but there's lots more to be done."
There's also a trip through the notorious Cape Flats, known as "the murder capital of the world", which sits not far from the gated Val De Vie, the most luxurious development in a South Africa.
On the outskirts of the city, Trevor is driven through notorious Cape Flats - known by some as "the murder capital of the world".
Holmes estimates that three aquifers -- Cape Flats, Atlantis, and Table Mountain -- could provide up to 150 million liters, or a fifth of Cape Town's drinking water.
So from humble beginnings, some days with only one patient, his reputation across the Cape Flats and far beyond grew such that eighty patients a day would attend.
Makhulu, associate professor of cultural anthropology and African and African American studies at Duke University, examines an area near Cape Town known as Cape Flats, which became home to a number of informal settlements such as Crossroads and Gugulethu.
As a public intellectual Small became the standard-bearer for the impoverished of the Cape Flats, a critical and impassioned voice that spoke for them, even though he had no claim to office like the politicians of the Coloured Persons Representative Council, or no appetite for the activism of the purist intelligentsia of the Unity Movement.
Among the topics are Detroit and the ravages of neoliberalism, evidence from Latin America for socio-political inequality and violence in cities of the global South, new forms of housing and urban inequalities in post-socialist Eastern Europe, Indian cities in the debates on urban poverty and inequality, urban insurgencies and the re-politicization of the unequal city, and reflections on anti-eviction practices on the Cape Flats of South Africa and in South Side Chicago.
AT FIRST glance, the Cape Flats Nature Reserve building at the University of the Western Cape doesn't seem exceptional.
There are also two additional plot lines of police officer Tito (Abduragman Adams) who is chasing a serial killer preying on teenage boys and trying to stop the gang violence in the Cape Flats, and doctor Leila (Lindiwe Matshikiza) who just returned from England for her father's funeral, wanting only to leave and go back to England.