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Mitchell's Plain is a largely coloured township about 20 km from the city of Cape Town. It is South Africas 4th largest townships (After Khayelitsha-1, Soweto-2, unknown name in East Londen-3) although looking at Mitchells Plains growth rate it is probably the 3rd largest township in South Africa and Cape Town 2nd (After Khayelitsha). It is located on the Cape Flats on the False Bay coast between Strandfontein and Khayelitsha. Conceived of as a "model township" by the apartheid government, it was built during the 1970s to provide housing for coloured victims of forced removal due to the implementation of the Group Areas Act. Though Mitchell's Plain is no longer officially a "coloured african township," the majority remain overwhelmingly Coloured African.

Housing between 1.2 million - 1.9 million residents (Although the city of Cape Town estimates its about 1.8 million), it comprises a number of sub-sections which reflect the diverse class backgrounds of the population. Roughly speaking, the western half of the mega-township (Westridge, Rocklands, Portlands) is wealthier than the eastern half (Tafelsig, Beacon Valley, Eastridge, Lentegeur). Lentegeur is one of the poorest suburbs of the mega-township. Once a major stronghold of the United Democratic Front, the broad-based ANC-sponsored anti-apartheid body, it is now known more for gangsterism and tik addiction among the youth. Although it has all these negative affects it also has one of Cape Towns biggest shopping centres, called the Liberty Promenade. This shopping centre is just bigger than the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Shopping centre . Extracted from en.wikipedia.org.

With alot the kids & grown ups that are using drugs nowdays one can't help to wonder why some of us turned out not so bad. Some of you guys even excelled so well that you now have your own business(s). Further down the line we will incorporate or linkup with different organisations on some sort of restoration or hope for the future campaign. Your feedback and Ideas are most welcome.

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