Cape Town Introduction (02:26)
Learn about South Africa's diverse city, including its colonial history and urban violence.
Addressing Cape Town Poverty (03:32)
20 years after apartheid, the city is separated along socioeconomic lines. A former drug addict runs youth employment projects and hopes to transform the cycle of township violence.
Township Employment Projects (01:23)
Learn how an urban garden and a school uniform factory are building community and reducing welfare dependency in Cape Town .
Cape Town Recycling Initiative (05:24)
Tourism, sciences, and electronics thrive in South Africa's coastal city. Learn how a township project employing children to collect waste is improving community living conditions.
Cape Town School Garden Project (04:02)
Most townships are located in barren landscapes. Learn about an initiative to educate students and families about growing vegetables and nutrition—providing a community based solution to poverty.
Cape Town Crime Reduction Experiment (01:33)
Townships have high unemployment and poor infrastructure. Learn about an illuminated pathway and public space increasing night time street accessibility.
Township Libraries (01:45)
Learn how Cape Town's public institutions provide safe places for education, community projects, and children's social development.
Mothers Unite Project (04:33)
Cape Town townships are ruled by gangs. Learn about an initiative providing educational programs and hot meals to local children—teaching responsibility and community engagement.
Cape Town Grassroots Model (02:39)
Community projects help overcome racial and economic barriers. Municipal leaders share hopes for future urban improvement.
Credits: Cape Town: Urban Future (00:25)
Credits: Cape Town: Urban Future
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