Dr. Western is a professor of geography at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244–1090.
AFRICA IS COMING TO THE CAPE*
Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
2001 American Geographical Society
Volume 91, Issue 4, pages 617–640, October 2001
How to Cite
WESTERN, J. (2001), AFRICA IS COMING TO THE CAPE. Geographical Review, 91: 617–640. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2001.tb00244.x
I thank David Simon, Jonathan Crush, and especially Sophie Oldfield for their help and corrections.
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
- Cape Town;
- demographic change;
ABSTRACT. At the southern tip of Africa, culmination of one of the world'sgreat population shifts is there for the witnessing: a southward movement of Bantu-speaking Black Africans, previously stalled in South Africa'sEastern Cape first by climatic factors and later by European-imposed racial segregation. Cape Town, throughout its demographic history a “Coloured” and “White” city, is now Africanizing. Liberation from apartheid has brought rapid African influx, and the metropolitan population has more than doubled in less than twenty years. Sociocultural tensions and sociocultural possibilities ensue.