Security in Cape Town

Arianna Lyons '16 BBA Marketing

Security in Cape Town by Arianna Lyons   Abstract A research project conducted using the consideration of spatial mapping to investigate what continuities and discontinuities regarding issues of security in the city of Cape Town exist between the era of Apartheid and the present day (to what extent have things changed or remained the same), […]

Discourse on HIV/AIDS in Cape Town

Kattie Whitelaw '14 (L) and Lauren Barbera '15 (R) making a new friend in Langa Township.

Discourse on HIV/AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa in Regards to Apartheid Memory and Reconciliation by Katie Whitelaw and Lauren Barbera   Introduction Our HIV/AIDS project changed dramatically throughout performing our field research in Cape Town, South Africa. We initially thought that this complex problem was actually a simple lack of education. After all, why […]

The Construction of an Icon: The Significance of Nelson Mandela in South Africa Today

Mandela Statue in the upscale V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

The Construction of an Icon: The Significance of Nelson Mandela in South Africa Today by Sarah Garratt   If you go to Cape Town you will see Nelson Mandela everywhere. In the airport there is a looming beaded sculpture of him leaning out of a popular tourist shop. Upon entering the shop you will find […]

Post-Apartheid Identity in Cape Town Townships

Kevin Silverman '15 BA in Sociology and Charlie Kern '15 BBA in Finance w/Accounting

Post-Apartheid Identity in Cape Town Townships by Charlie Kern and Kevin Silverman During South Africa’s Apartheid regime, black and colored people faced oppression of all forms.  Under the Group Areas Act of 1950, two years after Apartheid began, and under the Urban Areas Act of 1923 many nonwhites were forced out of their communities, leading […]

Graffiti in Post-Apartheid Cape Town, South Africa

Figure 4 (detail)

Graffiti in Post-Apartheid Cape Town, South Africa by Carly Barnes   Graffiti can be viewed and understood as an important means of visual heritage that serves as a physical representation of memory. Within the context of Cape Town, South Africa, this type of visual heritage becomes especially representative of the nation’s present society wrought by […]