Cape Town 2019

Some material for reading/watching about Cape Town and South Africa


On this page we are placing some suggestions for background reading and viewing in order to prepare for your stay in Cape Town.
Note: There is a very large amount of material available about South Africa. This list represents just a few suggestions.

I’m Not Black, I’m Coloured - Identity Crisis at the Cape of Good Hope

Word of Honour: Reclaiming Mandela’s Promise

Some background on the Kaaps language which is widely spoken by the “coloured” communities in Cape Town:

Books, articles ...
- Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela
- The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena, Elsa Jourbert
- My Traitors’ Heart, Rian Malan
- The contry of my skull, Antjie Krog
- A Change of Tongue, Antjie Krog

- « Les métis restent sans voix » (2005 Article in French about the situation of Cape Town)

Last updated: 5 August 2019