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Mitchell's Plain



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Mitchell's Plain is a largely coloured township about 20 km from the city of Cape Town. It is South Africas 4th largest township (after Khayelitsha-1, Soweto-2, unknown name in East London-3) although looking at Mitchells Plains growth rate it is probably the 3rd largest township in South Africa and Cape Town's 2nd (after Khayelitsha). It is located on the Cape Flats on the False Bay coast between Strandfontein and Khayelitsha. Conceived of as a 'model township' by the apartheid government, it was built during the 1970s to provide housing for coloured victims of forced removal due to the implementation of the Group Areas Act. Though Mitchell's Plain is no longer officially a 'coloured african township,' the majority remain overwhelmingly Coloured African. Housing between 1.2 million - 1.9 million residents (Although the city of Cape Town estimates its about 1.8 million), it comprises a number of sub-sections which reflect the diverse class backgrounds of the population. Roughly ...

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Latitude -34.0505° S 34.0505° S 34° 3' 1.8" -34° 3.03'
Longitude 18.6180° E 18.6180° E 18° 37' 4.8" 18° 37.08'
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Mitchell's Plain
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South Africa
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