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0101Ganglands20030806Over the next five weeks Laurie Taylor travels to Cape Town in search of research which offers a sociological guide to many of the city's areas that fail to appear on the official tourist maps.
Laurie is taken by the social researcher Irvin Kinnes to the so-called coloured township of Manenberg.
There he sees at first hand what it's like to live on the windswept Cape Flats, where so much of life is dominated by murderous gangs like the Hard Livings and the Americans, and he gains deeper insights during an interview with the leader of the notorious Mongrels gang.
0102District Six20030813Laurie Taylor travels to Cape Town in search of research which offers a sociological guide to many of the city's areas that fail to appear on the official tourist maps.
In the 1960s Cape Town's District Six was declared a whites-only area.
This resulted in the forced removal of over sixty thousand people from the area because of the colour of their skin.
Plans are underway to rebuild and rehouse those who were exiled to the windswept Cape Flats.
But there are some who believe that this is not the best way of dealing with the memory and legacy of apartheid.
0103Ocean View20030820Laurie Taylor travels to Cape Town in search of research which offers a sociological guide to many of the city's areas that fail to appear on the official tourist maps.
Laurie travels to the fishing community of Ocean View to talk to fishermen who feel that for them working life under the ANC is worse than under the previous governments.
Sociologist Moeneiba Isaacs from the University of the Western Cape and Lance van Sittert from the University of Cape town try to square the circle of capitalism and equality of opportunity.
0104Policing20030827Laurie Taylor travels to Cape Town in search of research that can offer a sociological guide to many of the city's areas that fail to appear on the official tourist maps.
During the apartheid era, the police were in many ways the agents and enforcers of an oppressive ideology.
In a post apartheid era, how does the police force function? Laurie Taylor goes to the Cape Town black townships of Guguletu and Khayelitsha to look at research into non-state policing.
0105 LAST 20030903In the last of Laurie Taylor's sociological tour of Cape Town he looks at the issue of land and poverty.
Social researchers Ruth Hall and Sue Tilley from the University of the Western Cape take Laurie to the farmlands of Stellenbosch to discuss the issue of restoring land to those who were previously deprived of the right of ownership.

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