1. Different races continue to live in spatial segregation.
It’s been more than 20 years since Apartheid ended, yet the decades of enforced division is only beginning to be undone. The engineered layout of a whites-only centre at the foot of Table Mountain, surrounded by black and coloured labour forces with minimal points of contact has hardly changed — and a drive along the N2 from the airport to the city will confirm that. Kilometers of corrugated iron roofs extend along either side of the highway, populated mostly by blacks in the townships of Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Nyanga and Langa and coloureds (the South African term for “mixed race”) in Mitchell’s Plain, Lavender Hill and many others.