John Smith | Visual Communication
Cape Coloureds

The Cape Coloureds form a minority group within South Africa, however they are the predominant population group in the Western Cape.

They are generally bilingual, however subsets within the group can be exclusively Afrikaans speakers, whereas others primarily speak English.

In addition, some Cape Coloureds may “code switch”, resulting in a variation of Afrikaans and English, called Kaapse Afrikaans. Cape Coloureds were defined under apartheid as a subset of the larger Coloured race group.


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