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 Cape Flats are the low plain, which was once under the sea but now connects the Gape Peninsula to the mainland of Africa.
95), called Cape Flats fish here, is lightly battered, fried and passably served with fries as the traditional fish and chips dish.
One of the first sights that greets visitors leaving the airport is the Cape Flats, a vast collection of poverty-stricken townships
My friends in South Africa tell me that the situation there is much the same: Families evicted from miserable shantytowns from Soweto to the Cape Flats, police and private security using bullets and tear gas to force people from their homes, and, last month, the suspicious murder of Emily Nengolo, a 61-year-old activist fighting water privatization.
Individuals who lived there were forced to move out side of the city by the government, thus creating the townships, such as Soweto (near Johannesburg) and Cape Flats (near Capetown).
Another development visitors are unlikely to see are the Cape Flats townships.
It was slowly demolished and evacuated by the apartheid government from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, and its residents were forced into townships on the Cape Flats.
His agent, Rob Moore, who first discovered McCarthy playing in the streets of the notorious Cape Flats district of Cape Town, hopes to discuss a deal with Villa when he flies to Britain in two weeks' time.
Only at the Hector Peterson memorial, where photographs about the Soweto uprising were displayed in shipping containers, and at the District Six Museum in Cape Town, created to commemorate the forced removal of the 55,000-strong Coloured community from District Six to Mitchell's Plain in the Cape Flats in 1966, did we see an attempt to convey the magnitude of apartheid's inhumanity and impact on people's lives.
There may be something in the nature of semi-permanent larger local groups in the poverty-stricken communities living out on the quasi-rural Cape Flats.
Deputy Minister Bongani Mkongi briefs media ahead community engagement on the Cape Flats
Hy is die twaalfde lid van die Cape Flats Players wat dood is; die derde een hierdie jaar.