Cape Town - Social & Economic inequalities

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During apartheid, what was the Cape Flats referred to as?
the 'Dumping Ground' for non-whites
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Why did many non-whites move to the Cape Flats after apartheid ended?
Rural - Urban migration, looking for work
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Number of shacks in Cape flats rose from 28,000 in 1993 to ------ in 2005?
Number of shacks in Cape flats rose from 28,000 in 1993 to 265,000 in 2005?
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Why were the Cape Flats buildings hugely susceptible to weather conditions
Very poor quality housing
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In which two townships is the AIDS epidemic at its worst?
Nyanga & Khayelitsha
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How many people in 4 have AIDS in these provinces?
1 in 4 people
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In the Cross Roads region in Nyanga, how many households live below the poverty line?
80% of households live below the poverty line
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What percentage of these households income goes on food?
40% of their income goes on food
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What percentage of households in the Cross Roads region have access to water?
Less then 50%
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How many murders & rapes were recorded in the region between 2007-2008?
266 murders & 196 rapes
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What is the name of one of the wealthiest suburbs in Cape Town?
Constanatia
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What proportion of Constanatia is white?
87%
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What proportion of people live below the poverty line in Constanatia?
Less than 10%
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Why is Contanatia one of the safest suburbs?
Gated community, barbed wire, armed guards
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How much of the wealth do the 19% of whites hold in Cape Town?
58% of the wealth
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What proportion of the wealth do the 32% Black population hold?
9% of the wealth
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Why did the loss of aparthied ironically increase inequalities?
No crime, more jobs
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What percentage of Cape Town households live below the poverty line?
32%
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What percentage of working age Blacks are unemployed?
44%
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What percentage of working age Whites are unemployed?
5%
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What percentage of working age 'Coloureds' are unemployed?
25%
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What fraction of work in Cape Town is informal work
1/5 of work (or 20%)
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Why are those who work in the formal sector still in relative poverty?
Often paid badly and spend most of their money on travelling to work
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