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), […]

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 […]

Regionalism and Tourism in Cadiz and Seville

Plaza de Espana

Regionalism and Tourism in Cadiz and Seville

by Byung Oh Jang

This paper is a comparative study of regionalism and tourism in Cádiz and Sevilla. The tourist trade uses regionalism to sell local culture and products. Both Cádiz and Sevilla use similar strategies in marketing themselves; not only do they use their natural advantages (natural beauty in the case of Cádiz and cultural assets for Sevilla), but they also diversify the range of tourism. For example, Cádiz has recently worked on renovating the cathedral as well as the area around it, while Sevilla has invested in advertising itself as a modern, active city as well as a place for music. While the specifics of the strategies are different, it is interesting to examine their similarities in the ways they market their regional tourism.