Quantifying racial segregation in Cape Town

Adrian Frith has produced a series of maps that give graphic form to what most South Africans already know intimately: that our cities are traversed by invisible frontiers that are tightly policed, that come into being as soon as you’re on the wrong side of them, and that are as watertight as any Apartheid social engineer could have wished. Adrian’s maps have been widely reposted in the South African mediasphere; he himself was inspired by Bill Rankin’s Chicago Boundaries project.

We should welcome the application of quantitative data analysis and clean, clear presentation to a problem that we will all be grappling with, professionally and personally, for a long time to come.

Read a recent article in The Cape Argus here 

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