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Welcome to Mitchell’s Plain

Filming a ‘Model Township’ during Apartheid

Under the apartheid regime, South Africa’s Mitchell’s Plain, situated close to Cape Town, was devised as a “model township.” A cutting-edge urban planning scheme would provide middle-class Coloured people—evacuated from their homes by racialised rehousing programmes—with exemplary living conditions. This flagship for the regime was inaugurated with fanfare in 1976, and heavily publicised not just within South Africa but also in the international press. Cohorts of political leaders and jour...

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Open Data Linked to the Publication
The data linked to this book consists of the full transcript of the documentary film Mitchells Plain (Republic of South Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Information, 1980) and 91 screenshots from this film, all of which are reproduced in this book. See: “Mitchells Plain, a Documentary by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Information, Republic of South Africa (1980). Transcript and Screenshots.”

  • Éditeur : Africae
  • Collection : Africae Monographs
  • Lieu d’édition : Nairobi ; Johannesburg ; Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2023
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 27 janvier 2023
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 978-2-493207-04-3
  • EAN électronique : 978-2-493207-03-6
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.africae.3939
  • Nombre de pages : 192 p.


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