Wallacedene

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Wallacedene
Wallacedene is located in Western Cape
Wallacedene
Wallacedene
Wallacedene is located in South Africa
Wallacedene
Wallacedene
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceKraaifontein
Area
 • Total0.60 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total10,381
 • Density17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African75.4%
 • Coloured22.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White0.0%
 • Other1.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa62.9%
 • Afrikaans27.0%
 • Sotho3.6%
 • English2.8%
 • Other3.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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]Grootboom and other inhabitants won a Constitutional Court ruling in 2000 which stated that they could not be evicted without being offered alternative accommodation.[3]

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.
  3. ^ Joubert, Pearlie (8 August 2008). "Grootboom dies homeless and penniless". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 July 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.