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After 1994 steps were taken to compensate some of the people who had been forced to abandon their homes. This changed the shape of current urban patterns. A special commission was formed to handle land claims. The purpose is to rectify the possession of land of those who had been previously disadvantaged by political decisions. Where the original site is no longer available, the family is entitled to financial compensation. Everybody is now entitled to choose where they wish to live. No politician can decide who is to buy or own property, and where.

Activity 5:

To conduct a personal interview and draw inferences from the discussion

[lo 2.3]

On your own: Conduct an interview with a person in your environment who had to uproot as a result of the forced political removals in the 1970’s. Find out more about the effect it had on them and on the lives of their families. Then write a transcription of the discussion. (Tip: Take a tape recorder along and tape the interview to be transcribed later. Remember to ask permission for the discussion to be taped.)


Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
Geographical EnquiryThe learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate geographical and environmental concepts and processes.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
This is seen when the learner:
1.2 interprets information from maps and atlases and from graphic and statististical
1.5 identifies and records information in the specific field [working with sources];
1.7 in various ways reports knowledge obtained during the study by formulating an argument based on information found; uses maps, diagrams and graphics; uses, where possible, computers in the presentation [putting the answer across].
LO 2
GEOGRAPHICAL KNOWLEDGE ANDUNDERSTANDINGThe learner will be able to demonstrategeographical and environmentalknowledge and understanding.
This is clear when the learner:
2.1 identifies and compares various kinds of settlement patterns [people and places];
  1. identifies factors that influence the formation of settlement patterns (natural, economic, social/ political) [people and resources];
2.3 identifies crucial factors leading to changes in settlement patterns in South Africa, Africa and elsewhere [people and environment].



  1. This is an area where mostly large (heavy) industries are located. Adjacent to that is a lower-income housing area (squatter camps or informal housing settlements).
  2. YES!

The area was originally planned and used for industrial purposes. However, the need for labour caused people to erect informal settlements adjacent to the industrial area. The expenses of transport are eliminated, as people live close to their work.

  1. Deforestation takes place to clear areas for squatters’ shacks. Even more trees are chopped down to be used for firewood and building materials. There is a problem with pollution. Soil and water resources are polluted.

It is unplanned and uncontrolled.

Living conditions in these areas are unhygienic. People live in squalor, as basic services are minimal or non-existent. This is a breeding-ground for diseases and other problems, and presents a big fire hazard.


  1. Sparsely populated.

It depicts the Central Business District (CBD). Commercial activities are dominant and areas are not densely populated. A large number of people daily commute to the CBD, by means of private or public transport.

  1. Urban.
  2. Central Business District.

Most accessible area in the urban settlement. Due to functional magnetism, all big business and service concerns compete for business premises in the CBD. As a consequence land is very expensive and multi-level sky-scrapers are commonly found.


  1. Own answer: Varies from area to area.
  2. Own answer: Varies from area to area.
  3. Always on the outskirts in the best possible area zoned for housing. These areas usually have good or attractive views, or are situated adjacent to a green belt, or in a golf course development or estate.


  1. There is a definite difference in the size of the houses among the different neighbourhoods. It varies from informal housing on common land to luxury housing on private, separate stands.
  2. The informal (squatter) area.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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