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Cape Town is famous for Table Mountain, views, a humming restaurant scene and its laid-back style. It is also renowned for being cliquey, unfriendly and, more recently, for being untransformed and downright racist.      

Having lived in this city for nearly a decade I can attest to the fact that Capetonians tend to stick to themselves. In Joburg an invitation to a braai is exactly that. In Cape Town it’s not so clear. This reputation is not new. There is an apocryphal tale of a mining magnate bemoaning that “in Johannesburg there is nothing to do, in Cape Town there is no-one to talk to”. ..

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