The Changing Face Of Suburbia In South Africa

A formerly all-white South African suburb of Johannesburg has transitioned into a 'sprawling racial melange.'
April 15, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Now a teeming suburb of 50,000, Rosettenville is a racial melange. Thousands have moved here from Soweto and other black and mixed-race townships, often buying homes from departing whites... The result is an ethnically diverse community that symbolizes the heralded successes — but also the enormous challenges — facing this country... Whites and blacks live side by side here in equal numbers and relative harmony. But crime has escalated, housing prices have sunk, schools are overcrowded, public transportation has become unreliable and joblessness shadows the streets of modest homes."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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