CRIMINAL VICTIMISATION AND HOUSING IN CATO MANOR
The Cato Manor area has a long history as a point of contention. The vibrant Indian and African community that had settled in the area was forcibly removed in 1955, and the land lay vacant for many years. As apartheid began to crumble, informal African settlement began as workers from rural areas sought a home base closer to the city Centre. By the time of the democratic transition, there was a resident population large enough to merit special government attention.