Wescape is a proposed development project located in the north-west area of the City of Cape Town, 25 kilometres from the CBD. The R140 billion Wescape development, proposed by CommuniTgrow, is 3,100 hectares and once completed will reportedly include 200,000 houses, 400 education facilities, 370 public service facilities and 15 sports complexes. The development is proposed to be connected to Cape Town by MyCity routes, the national railway system, and the N7 highway.
- Wescape: Why build a new city for 800, 000 people more than 40km away from Cape Town?
- 10 reasons Cape Town’s new city “Wescape”, would be a disaster
- Financing infrastructure in a South African new town: Self-sustainability of the Wescape development
- Future of Cape Town officially compromised: Is Wescape a band-aid solution?
- Vote: The Wescape Development
- Wescape: Privatising the profits and socializing the risk?
- Wescape and the future of Cape Town
- Cape Town Spatial Development Framework (Statutory Report)
- Urban Edge Amendment: Official Announcement (media Statement, 13 January 2014)
- City of Cape Town Municipal Planning By-law, 2015
- (W)Escaping the Challenges of the City: a Critique of Cape Town’s Proposed Satellite Town (Liza Cirolia, Mistra Urban Futures)
- Assessing the fiscal impacts of development (National Treasury, 2015)