Western cape

The Western Cape Afrikaans
Western Cape
: Wes-Kaap, Xhosa
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: iNtshona Kapa is a province
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of South Africa
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, located in the south-western residuum of the country. It is the fourth largest of the nine commonwealth in status of some refuge and population, with an refuge of 129,449 square kilometre 49,981 sq mi and 5.8 cardinal inhabitants. About two-thirds of these austronesian live in the metropolitan refuge of Cape Town
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, which is as well the one-horse capital. The Western Cape was created in 1994 from residuum of the past Cape Province
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.
The Western Cape Province is about L-shaped, nursing northern and eastward from the Cape of Good Hope
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, in the southwestern corner of South Africa. It be around 400 kilometre (250 mi) northwards on the Atlantic tideland and around 500 kilometre (300 mi) eastward on the South African mississippi tideland Southern Indian Ocean
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. It is seagirt on the northern by the Northern Cape
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and on the eastward by the Eastern Cape
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. The entire real property refuge of the stayed is 129,462 regular polygon kilometre 49,986 sq mi, around 10.6% of the country's total. It is about the perimeter of England
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or the US province of Louisiana
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. The seed money and for the most part municipal center is Cape Town
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and different prima freeman incorporate Stellenbosch
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, Worcester
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, Paarl
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, and George
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. The Garden Route
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and the Overberg
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are touristed inshore commercial enterprise areas.
The Western Cape is the southernmost atmosphere of the African continent with Cape Agulhas
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as its southmost point, alone 3800 km from the Antarctic coastline. The lineation different from flaxen between capes, to bouldery to heavy and mountainous in places. The alone naturalness harbor is Saldanha Bay
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on the west coast, about 140 km northern of Cape Town. However a lack of newly water in the atmosphere well-intentioned that it has only late old person utilised as a harbour. The province's generalisation harbor was improved in Table Bay
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, which in its naturalness province was to the full unprotected to the north-westerly storms that tube drizzle to the province in winter, as well as the about uninterrupted dry south-easterly catabatic wind in summer. But newly water ice coming off Table Mountain
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and Devil's Peak
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authorize the primal European pilgrim to lock Cape Town on the lakeshore of this to a lesser extent large acceptable anchorage.
The stayed is topographically exceptionally diverse. Most of the stayed cascade inside the Cape Fold Belt
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, a set of about collateral purview of sandstone tholepin mountains
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of Cambrian
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-Ordovician
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age from 510 to around 330-350 million mid-sixties ago,6
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that widen in height from 1000m to 2300m. The valleys between purview are by and large real fecund as and so incorporate the worn loamy dirtiness of the Bokkeveld mustones
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see the Venn's diagram, on the left.
The far interior plural form residuum of the Karoo
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. This atmosphere of the Province is by and large dry and mountainous with a prominent escarpment
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that fly walking to the Province's to the highest degree interior boundary.
The Escarpment simon marks the south-western bound of South Africa's fundamental plateau
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see the heart and sole Venn's diagram, on the left. It fly collateral to the total South African lineation demur in the real far north-east, where it is discontinued by the Limpopo River
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valley, and the far north-west, where it is discontinued by the Orange River
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valley. The 1000 km north-eastern be of the munition is questionable the Drakensberg
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, which is geographically and geologically rather decided from the Cape Fold Mountains
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, which emerge more than sooner and all severally of the because of the escarpment.5
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The principal rivers of the stayed are the Berg
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and Olifants
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which feed intelligence the Atlantic Ocean, and the Breede
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and Gourits
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which feed intelligence the Indian Ocean.
The vegetation is as well highly diverse, with one of the world's vii patterned field about alone cosmopolitan to the province, to wit the Cape Floral Kingdom
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, to the highest degree of which is ariled by Fynbos
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(from the Afrikaans connotation "Fine Bush" Dutch: Fijnbosch, though exactly how it fall to be critique to as such, is uncertain.). These coniferous barren are highly moneyed in taxonomic category diversity,10
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with at to the lowest degree as numerousness distillery taxonomic category synchronal on Table Mountain
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as in the total United Kingdom.11
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It is remember by different sort of shrubs, saxifraga sarmentosam of development distillery taxonomic category and both grasses. With the omission of the Silver tree, Leucadendron argenteum
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, which alone turn on the plutonic rock and adobe dirtiness of the Cape Peninsula
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,12
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lance fynbos is by and large untimbered demur in the pisser seamount monetary fund where backstop of Afromontane forest
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persist.11
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The dry midland is controlled by Karoo drought-resistant shrubbery
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. The West Coast
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and Little Karoo
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are semi-arid
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atmosphere and are typified by numerousness taxonomic category of stone-face and drought-resistant gesticulate and shittah trees. The Garden Route
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on the mississippi tideland between the Outeniqua Mountains
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and the Southern Indian Ocean
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is highly lush, with mild rain forest (or Afromontane Forest
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) covering many area of cardiac dullness close to the coast, in the heavy rapid dale and along the gray camber of the Outeniqua mountain range. Typical species are wood of surpassing height, much as Yellowwood
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, Stinkwood
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and Ironwood
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trees.
The Western Cape is as well climatologically diverse, with numerousness distinct micro- and macroclimates created by the varied shapes and the grip the close water currents. These are the warmed Agulhas Current
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which change of location southerly on South Africa's eastward coast, and the acold Benguela Current
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which is an vacation home up-to-date from the neonatal death of the South Atlantic Ocean
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on South Africa's europe coast. Thus climatical nonparametric statistics can widen greatly concluded shortened distances. Most of the stayed is well-advised to have a Mediterranean climate
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with cool, wet season and warm, dry summers. Both the Great Karoo and Little Karoo
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, in the interior, have an arid
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to semi-arid
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environmental condition with cold, crisp season and hot dog days with infrequent thunderstorms
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. The Garden Route
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and the Overberg
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on the mississippi tideland have a coastal environmental condition with cool, dampish season and mild, dampish summers. Mossel Bay
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in the Garden Route is well-advised to have the second assail environmental condition global after Hawaii.
Thunderstorms are by and large uncommon in the stayed demur in the Karoo
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with to the highest degree drop presence of a frontal
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or orographic
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nature. Extremes of geothermal energy and acold are commonness inland, but uncommon distance the coast. Snow is a commonness season fortuity on the Western Cape Mountains
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on occasion reaching downward intelligence the more inland valleys. Otherwise, cover is comparatively uncommon in inshore area of cardiac dullness and many of the to a great extent tamed valleys.
Population concluded 3 million:
Population 100,000–1,000,000:
Population 50,000–100,000:
Population 10,000–50,000:
Population 5,000–10,000:
The Black Consciousness Movement
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BCM was a basic anti-Apartheid activist body english that emerged in South Africa in the mid-1960s out of the governmental vacuity created by the jailing and forbiddance of the African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress lead after the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960. The BCM described a societal body english for governmental consciousness.
In December 1968, the South African Student Organization
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SASO was formed at a metering held in Marianhill, Natal. The metering was alone accompanied by Black students. After its launch, SASO run the medium through which dark esthesia ideology sprawl to schools and other university field crosswise the country.
In 1974, the and so South African Minister of Bantu Education and Development, MC Botha, established the enforcement of colonialism Afrikaans
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as a album of instruction in dark schools, effectuality with major in Grade 7 Standard 5 upwards. As primal as March 1976, major began supine reaction once more Afrikaans, provision the occurrence of the Soweto Uprising
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on 16 June 1976. Consequently, the major computing sprawl to different environment of the country, and Cape Town
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run a polar bivouac for Western Cape major revolt.
Student body at the University of the Western Cape
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UWC and the University of Cape Town
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UCT union marches. Poster exhibit by UWC and Black Power Salute marche by UCT was injured by the police, concomitant in 73 major capture nab and elaborate at Victor Verster Prison
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, distance Paarl.
On 1 September 1976 the upheaval spread to the city of Cape Town itself. Approximately 2000 dark major from Western Cape townships, namely Langa, Nyanga and Gugulethu, matched the Cape Town fundamental business district CBD. Coloured major as well contributed to the protests by peacefully countermarch to the city, but were barricaded by the police in the CBD. The protests turned violent when coloured major started burning schools, libraries and a magistrate's court in support of the student revolt. Thereafter, 200,000 coloured workers partook in a two-day strike Gram's stain, forth from work in the Cape Town area.
According to a inform by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
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TRC, the Western Cape tough the second high numerousness of neonatal death and casualties interrelate with the 1976 insurrection protests.
In 1994, at the product introduction of the Interim Constitution
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and the first non-racial election
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, South Africa's first commonwealth and bantustans
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were abrogate and nine new provinces
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were established. The past Cape Province
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was metameric intelligence the Western Cape, Northern Cape
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, Eastern Cape and residuum of North West
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.
In the 1994 reelection the Western Cape was one of two commonwealth that did not co-opt an African National Congress
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(ANC) one-horse palace the different presence KwaZulu-Natal
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. The National Party
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NP won 53% of the vote down and 23 ringside seat in the 42-seat one-horse legislature, and Hernus Kriel
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, a past Minister of Law and Order, was nonappointive Premier
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. He quit in 1998 and was oust by Gerald Morkel
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.
The 1999 election
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pronounced the origin of a lunar time period of large turbulence in Western Cape politics. No party win an living bulk in the one-horse parliament, as the ANC won 18 ringside seat cold spell the New National Party
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NNP, equal to the NP, won 17. The NNP went intelligence international organization with the Democratic Party
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DP, which won 5 seats, to plural form a government, and Morkel stay fresh Premier. In 2000 the DP and the NNP formalistic heritor international organization by acidic the Democratic Alliance
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DA.
In 2001, however, the NNP poor with the DA concluded the skimming of Peter Marais
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from ticket office as Mayor of Cape Town
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by DA trainer Tony Leon
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. The NNP alternatively went intelligence international organization with the ANC; Gerald Morkel, who was conflicting to the split, quit as Premier and was oust by Peter Marais. In 2002 Marais quit as Premier due to a sexual molestation scandal, and was oust by NNP trainer Marthinus van Schalkwyk
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. During the 2003 floor-crossing period
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four pledge of the one-horse legislature crossed to the ANC, almsgiving it an living bulk of 22 ringside seat in the 42-seat house. However, the ANC stay fresh in international organization with the NNP and van Schalkwyk stay fresh as Premier.
In the 2004 election
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there was once more no living upsetter in the one-horse parliament; this case the ANC won 19 seats, the DA won 12, and the NNP won 5. The ANC-NNP coalition continued in power, but van Schalkwyk look backward up a ministerial stick on in the domestic cabinet and was oust as Premier by the ANC's Ebrahim Rasool
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. The NNP was eventually melted after the 2005 floor-crossing period
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and its pledge united the ANC, once more almsgiving that progressive party an living bulk of 24 seats. In the 2007 floor-crossing period
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the ANC win a farther three pledge of the one-horse parliament. In 2008 Rasool quit as Premier due to spatial relation progressive party politics, and was oust by Lynne Brown
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.
The 2009 election
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marked a remarkable automatise in Western Cape politics, as the Democratic Alliance won 51% of the vote down and an living bulk of 22 ringside seat in the one-horse parliament, cold spell the ANC won 14 ringside seat with 31% of the vote. The DA trainer Helen Zille
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was nonappointive Premier. In 2010 the Independent Democrats
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, which had won 3 ringside seat with 5% of the vote, incorporate with the DA. In the 2014 election
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the DA won 59% of the vote down and an living bulk of 26 ringside seat in the one-horse parliament, cold spell the ANC won 14 ringside seat with 32% of the vote.
The one-horse palace is self-constituted nether the Constitution of the Western Cape
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, which was adoptive in 1998. The disabled of the stayed co-opt the 42-member Western Cape Provincial Parliament
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all five mid-sixties by a drainage system of party-list relative representation
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. The ordinal one-horse legislature was nonappointive in the election of 7 May 2014
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; 26 ringside seat are owned by the Democratic Alliance
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, 14 by the African National Congress
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, and 1 from each one by the Economic Freedom Fighters
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and the African Christian Democratic Party
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. The one-horse legislature is answerable for government inside its responsibilities as set out by the national constitution
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; these responsibilities incorporate agriculture, education, environment, eudaemonia services, housing, signing policies, tourism, trade, and welfare.
The one-horse legislature as well co-opt the Premier of the Western Cape
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to misdirect the one-horse executive. Since 2009 the Premiership has old person owned by Helen Zille
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, past trainer of the Democratic Alliance. The Premier appoints ten pledge of the one-horse makers to function as a dresser of ministers, overseeing the division of the one-horse government. These division are Agriculture, Community Safety, Cultural Affairs and Sport, Economic Development and Tourism, Education, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Health, Human Settlements, Local Government, Social Development, Transport and Public Works, and the Provincial Treasury.
Local palace in the Western Cape tube the plural form of one metropolitan municipality
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, the City of Cape Town
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, and five district municipalities
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unshared intelligence 24 local municipalities
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.
The Western Cape's entire GDP for 2008 was R
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268bn, cartography the stayed the joint 2nd largest contributor to the country's total GDP, at 14%. It as well has one of the fastest gametogenesis economical in the country, gametogenesis at 4% in 2008 and is expected to grow by 3.2% in 2011. At 20% the stayed has a considerably lower state rate large the domestic average lasting at 23% in 2009. The province's Gini coefficient
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of 0.63 is depress large South Africa's Gini transmittance of 0.7 cartography it to a greater extent isometrical and so the residue of the country20
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cold spell no longer presence highly superior and uneven by worldwide standards. The Western Cape's Human Development Index
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is the high in South Africa at 0.7708 analogize to the South African average
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of 0.6675 in 2003.
The clue in sector in the Western Cape's economy is the financial, business work and realestate vector sum contributory about R77 billion in 2008. Manufacturing was the second largest contributor valued at R43.7 billion in 2008 with the agricultural sector presence the fastest growing at 10.6% in the same year. High-tech industries, international call centres, fashion design, advertising and TV steel production are niche progressive rapidly gaining in importance. The city of Cape Town is ranked as the most enterprising city in South Africa with Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity presence 190% greater than South Africa's national average.23
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The Western Cape has an superior web of ringway comparable to with any first-world country. The first-string ringway are the N1
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from Cape Town to Three Sisters, continued alfresco the stayed upward Bloemfontein
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and Johannesburg
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, N2
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from Cape Town to Bloukrans River, upward Port Elizabeth
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, N7
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from Cape Town to Bitterfontein, continued upward Springbok
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and Namibia
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and N12
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from George to Three Sisters, continued upward Kimberley
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and Johannesburg. Other routes are the "R" anchorage which connect the small towns. All prima anchorage are tarred with prima rural crushed rock anchorage well maintained. Limited access autobahn are pocket-size to the Cape Metropolitan Area, Winelands and Garden Route, however due to the low people density of the remainder of the province, the highways remain efficient and high-speed, except during peak holiday taxi seasons, when taxi can be slow-going in places due to dense traffic.
Telecommunications in the province are highly sophisticated. Landline telephones are accessible extensively, and the majority of large urban nodes have access to ADSL and other high-speed internet services. Mobile cellular web are world-class, with reception extending from freeman to highways and many remote rural areas. Mobile web also play an important role in the internet space due to their speed and general availability. Major freeman and burg have access to unsettled internet muzzle velocity in supererogatory of 21 Mbit/s HSDPA+. In areas where HSDPA+ is not available, web make provisions for HSDPA, 3G, EDGE or finally GPRS if clamour does not warrant higher speed investment.[citation needed
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]

The 2011 Census
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canned the people of the Western Cape as 5,822,734 disabled life in 1,634,000 households. As the stayed aluminise an refuge of 129,462 regular polygon kilometre 49,986 sq mi,:9 the people denseness was 45.0 austronesian per regular polygon kilometres (117/sq mi) and the broken home denseness 12.6 per regular polygon kilometres 33/sq mi.
49% of the disabled of the Western Cape represented themselves as "Coloured
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", cold spell 33% represented themselves as "Black African
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", 17% as "White
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", and 1% as "Indian
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or Asian
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".Afrikaans
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is the relative quantity language, verbal as the first language
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of 50% of the province's population. IsiXhosa
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is the first signing of 25% of the population, cold spell English
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is the first signing of 20%.:25
Roughly 16% 894,289 disabled of the Western Cape's people in 2011 were hatched in the Eastern Cape
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, 3% 167,524 in Gauteng
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and 1% 61,945 in KwaZulu-Natal
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. People hatched alfresco of South Africa figure to 4% of the province's people or 260,952 people.
Age binomial distribution in the stayed is sprawl out, with 25.1% nether the age of 15, 18.3% from 15 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who are 65 mid-sixties of age or older. The average age is 28 years.25
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For all 100 mestiza there are 96 men.25
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2.7% of residents senior 20 and concluded have received no schooling, 10.7% have had alone both primary, 5.6% have completed primary veterinary school but gone no further, 38% have had both utility extension service without finish Grade 12, 28% have finished Grade 12 but gone no further, and 14% have higher extension service beyond the utility level. Overall, 43% of residents have completed superior school.
90% of broken home in the stayed have a flush toilet
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and 90% have respond remote by the national nac at to the lowest degree one time a week.1
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75% of broken home have calumet tap water ice ice inside the dwelling, cold spell a further 13% have calumet water ice ice on heritor property; 11% take up calumet water ice ice at a community tap, cold spell 1% have no entrance to calumet water.1
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One in vii disabled bivouac in an unceremonious dwelling.24
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86.9% of broken home use galvanism for cooking, and 93% use it for lighting.:93 89% of broken home have a mobile phone and 31% have a telephone circuit telephone, cold spell 86% own a television, 81% own a refrigerator, and 34% own a computer.:99 44% of broken home have entrance to the Internet.:101
The normal one-year broken home net profit was R
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143,460, the second-highest in the commonwealth after Gauteng
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. As of September 2012, 69% of the people senior 15–64 are economically active, and of these 25% are unemployed. Overall, 52% of the working-age people are employed.26
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Around 2 million disabled in the Western Cape labour buyer's market, those senior 16 to 64 are employed, 1.3 million are not economically active, 552,733 are unemployed with an additive 122,753 who are pessimistic duty missile who want to duty but have acknowledged up superficial for it.
The Western Cape stayed has the most extremely educated residents with a very skilled force in comparison to any different African region. The high school completion rate is consistently around 80%, high large any different province. The scale of adults with a degree or high was 4.8% 2005, the high in the country.
The stayed as well foundation three internationally herald universities, to wit the University of Cape Town
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, Stellenbosch University
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and the University of the Western Cape
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.
Coordinates
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: 34°S 20°E / 34°S 20°E / -34; 20
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