Tuesday 14 June 2016

Mapping Diversity and Segration

New maps from Statistics South Africa show racial diversity and segregation in South African cities. These indicate that while some areas have become more integrated, others remain highly segregated.

Map of Johannesburg
Map of Pretoria

Patterns picked up in the maps include:

  • Central business districts (CBDs) have a high percentage of black African residents. 
  • Suburbs around CBDs generally have a high percentage of white residents. 
  • Townships, to the periphery of cities, have high percentages of black African residents. 
  •  More integrated neighborhoods appear to be suburbs near CBDs.