The town of Atlantis was established during the apartheid era as a “coloured” community outside Cape Town. Subsidies were initially offered to companies in order to encourage the growth of industry here, but support for such large-scale, socially engineered and often impractical projects declined with time.
Atlantis was built on large tracts of farmland and it still features many large open spaces within neighbourhoods. Many community members lack personal means of transport, and must make their way on foot, leaving behind a network of footpaths that cut across these spaces.
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