Ocean View, Cape Town
|Municipality||City of Cape Town|
|• Total||1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||6.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||4052|
Ocean View, Cape Town, was established in 1968 as a township for coloured people who had been forcibly removed from so called "white areas" such as Simon's Town, Noordhoek, Red Hill, Glencairn etc. by the former apartheid government under the Group Areas Act. It was first called Slangkop and the first resident moved in 1 August 1968. It was ironically named Ocean View, with residents being removed from their previous sea-side homes and views. As a result, its history is embedded in apartheid, and there is still much bitter resentment among many people.
- "Sub Place Ocean View". Census 2011.
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