Wallacedene

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Wallacedene
Wallacedene is located in South Africa
Wallacedene
Wallacedene
 Wallacedene shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°51′30″S 18°44′0″E / 33.85833°S 18.73333°E / -33.85833; 18.73333Coordinates: 33°51′30″S 18°44′0″E / 33.85833°S 18.73333°E / -33.85833; 18.73333
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Kraaifontein
Area[1]
 • Total 0.60 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,381
 • Density 17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 75.4%
 • Coloured 22.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.0%
 • Other 1.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 62.9%
 • Afrikaans 27.0%
 • Sotho 3.6%
 • English 2.8%
 • Other 3.8%
Postal code (street) 7570
PO box 7570

Wallacedene is an informal housing settlement in the eastern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. The settlement was established during the 1980s when the relaxation of pass laws allowed rural populations to more readily migrate to urban centres. By 2004, Wallacedene had an estimated population of 21,000 people. The housing rights activist Irene Grootboom lived in Wallacedene.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Wallacedene". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Muzondo, I.F., Barry, M., Dewar, D. & Whittal, J. 2004, 'Land conflicts in informal settlements: Wallacedene in Cape Town, South Africa', paper presented at International Federation of Surveyors Working Week, Athens, 22–27 May. Retrieved on 14 August 2008.