The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 111

Deconstructing Windhoek: The Urban Morphology of A Post-Apartheid City


27 August 2000

Author: Fatima Friedman.

Publication Date: 2000

Apartheid still exists and will continue to exist for a long time. Katutura [a former township] will stay black and east Windhoek white. There is a spatial dividing line in the brains of most people, even if unconscious (Namibian social scientist, personal interview, 8.7.99). The north-western areas [Windhoek’s former townships] are just normal suburbs. When you need something you drive into town with your car or a taxi. That’s normal. Nothing needs to be integrated (municipal town planner, personal interview, 24.6.99). 

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