6. Doesn’t medium density housing mean/equal creating slums with social problems like we already have on the Cape Flats?
No. There is nothing about the typology of medium-density housing that makes neighbourhoods unsafe or fraught with social problems. Instead, gangsterism and drug use associated with medium-density hostels and flats in the Cape Flats arose as a result of unemployment and poverty. Informal and illegal economies are often the only recourse for residents to survive. In contrast, if medium-density housing is located near employment, education and effective social services, as DAG is proposing, these social problems will be minimized.