Healthy food is hard to come by in Cape Town’s poorer areas: how community gardens can fix that

The Conversation – 19 January 2024

In 1950, as part of the Group Areas Act, South Africa’s apartheid government banished people of colour to outlying areas, away from central business districts. The Cape Flats are one such area, sprawling to the east of central Cape Town, writes Tinashe P. Kanosvamhira, University of Cape Town.

Today the legacy of apartheid spatial planning endures. The area is home to several densely populated townships (low-income public housing estates) such as Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Langa. In these communities, there’s limited infrastructure and few transport links to the city’s economic hubs…