To the east of central Cape Town in the Western Cape are the Cape Flats, a low-lying, sandy, windswept flatland that the early Dutch knew as Die Groote Woeste Vlakte (‘the great desolate plain’) but which now supports dense residential areas and informal settlements. Most of them were established as dormitories for Cape Town’s black and coloured labour force; few facilities for normal family and social life were provided, and many areas remain poverty-stricken... Find Out More About the Cape Flats

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