Cities in Africa

Cities in Africa - Cities in Africa Eastern and Southern...

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Cities in Africa Eastern and Southern Africa Outline Kenya Nairobi South Africa Johannesburg HIV/AIDS Musical interlude Kenya -Largest cities -Urbanization Nairobi -1899 -Settlement created by Europeans along the east African railway line -Supply depot, switching yard and campsite for Indian laborers employed by the British -maasai word for the area Matatus -Transportation hub -Minibuses most popular mode of transport -Privately owned and largely unregulated South Africa Urbanization -34 cities > 100,00 -5 cities > 1 million Largest Cities Cape town >3 million Durban >2 million Johannesburg >1 million European Settlement -1652 -Jan van Riebeeck and 90 men landed at Cape of Good Hope -Instructions from Dutch East India Company -Build a fort -Plat vegetables gardens to re-supply ships going around the cape -1700s independent farmers called trekboers began to push north and east Settlement Expansion
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-British took Cape over from the Dutch in 1795 -Established control over ports and costal areas
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course URS 1006 taught by Professor Chriscoutts during the Fall '07 term at FSU.

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