(Re)-membering the Cape and the Performance of Belonging(s)
Hard figures are difficult to come by but an SA Tourism report estimates that there were 1,553,008 arrivals from Zimbabwe into South Africa for the year 2011. In this report Zimbabwe is ranked first among the source markets for tourists, followed by Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana in the top five. SA Tourism ranked Zimbabwe tenth as a source market for tourism in the Western Cape, the setting of the play Burn Mukwerekwere Burn, with 37’,272 arrivals, making it the third of only three African countries in the top ten for 2011 along with Namibia and Mozambique (SA Tourism, 2011). It is even harder to ascertain how many people illegally move into the Cape annually from different parts of the world, for varying purposes and lengths of stay.
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