A socio-economic study of Parkwood Estate, Cape Flats

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Batson, Edward en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Rabkin, Phyllys en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-22T07:14:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-22T07:14:46Z
dc.date.issued 1941 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rabkin, P. 1941. A socio-economic study of Parkwood Estate, Cape Flats. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17162
dc.description.abstract Parkwood Estate in the municipality of Cape Town is part of the Wynberg Ward. It is bounded on the west by the Prince George Drive, an arterial road to the False Bay Suburbs, on the north by the Golf Links Estate and on the other side by farmlands not as yet sub-divided into plots. Parkwood Estate, in spite of its prepossessing name, is a typical "pondokkie settlement" on the Cape Flats, housing some 1,100 people, mainly Coloured. The Estate is forty-three acres in extent and has about 185 houses, making it one of the more densely populated areas in the vicinity. The dwellings are of very poor construction, consisting almost entirely of roughly built wood and iron structures. The area is singularly deficient in municipal services, there being no system of sewerage and no provision for stormwater drainage. This latter municipal deficiency has meant that annual flooding is inevitable for the people of Parkwood but the seriousness of the consequences was only brought to the notice of the public in the winter of 1941 when the rains were particularly severe. The water level was so high that houses were rendered totally uninhabitable and two children in the district met their death through drowning. The conditions of life are backward, the roads are only tracks in the prevailing sandy littoral drift characteristic of the Cape Flats, the water supply is drawn from wells open to contamination, and the homes are illuminated at night by candlelight. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Poverty en_ZA
dc.title A socio-economic study of Parkwood Estate, Cape Flats en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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