Global Gentrification: A Before-and-After Glance at Eight Transformed Cities
Cape Town, South Africa
No stranger to gentrification, a number of cities throughout South Africa have undergone or are on the cusp of full-blown gentrification. Longtime established residents continue to face rising municipal taxes directly affected by rising property values and subsequent property re-evaluation. Many families affected by the World Cup development were evicted and moved to the notorious temporary relocation area, Blikkiesdorp.