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One of gentrification’s most ubiquitous symbols is the emergence of a new service economy, which takes the form of trendy coffee shops, antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. This economy caters to a new class of residents, one with deeper pockets and more ornate lifestyles. The emergence of coffee shops have been identified as one of the most prominent signs of the forthcoming economic and social refashioning of gentrifying neighbourhoods. What is significant about the sprawl of these new businesses, as opposed to standard indicators of change, is that it shows a different side to gentrification; one where not only is economic and racial change present, but also a lifestyle change as the neighbourhood is fashioned in the image of its new inhabitants.

Muhammad Zaid Gamieldien
The Con
4 February 2016

EFF’s Proposed Order in the Nkandla Court case

here is the proposed order of the EFF to which it would agree in order to reach a settlement with President Jacob Zuma in the Constitutional Court matter dealing with the (non)implementation of the Public Protector’s Nkandla Report: EFF’S Proposed Order re zuma feb 16

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