Cape Town 2025: The Status of Cape Town - Development Overview

Keith Smith
PDF, 2005

Prepared for Cape Town 2025.

There have therefore been many different influences on the development of Cape Town. This paper tries to assess what the net effect of all these changes has been and the extent to which the various trends and initiatives have impacted on development and ultimately the quality of life of the citizens of Cape Town. The report analyses census data by population group in order to gauge whether the socio-economic gaps, which were created under apartheid, are diminishing. The study examines patterns and trends for Cape Town in relation to 7 areas:

  • Demography
  • Community, Identity and Social Exclusion
  • Housing and Services 
  • Economy
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Sustainability
  • Governance
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