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Bachelor of Arts
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The current urban form of Cape Town and its associated environmental condition has been principally shaped by historical policies of racial separation. These racial separations have not only resulted in the uneven geographical distribution of people according to race, but they have also resulted in the uneven exposure of black and coloured South Africans to environmental ills, compared to their white counterparts. This thesis will discuss how Cape Town has evolved into the city that it is today, to ultimately show that the historical process of uneven development in Cape Town has resulted in the severe environmental injustices that characterize the city.
Dik, Sarah J., "Urbanization, Racism and the Environment: Identifying the Effect of Racism-Driven Uneven Development on Environmental Injustice in Cape Town, South Africa" (2014). Standard Theses. 25.