The spatial behaviour of urban children in Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa [Die ruimtelike gedrag van stadskinders in Stellenbosch]

Buhrmann M.H. ; Van Der Merwe I.J. (1989)

Most generalisations espoused by geographers pertain to the adult world. The world of the child, however, has specific relevance to the geographer. This study aims at white and coloured school children in Stellenbosch and focuses on three main aspects. Firstly, the absolute and relative home locations of children are identified; secondly, the type and destination of activities are investigated; and thirdly, different subgroups of children are compared regarding their activity patterns. With these purposes in mind, the results of a questionnaire survey are statistically analysed and plotted on maps. Children's activities are spatially concentrated on areas such as Krigeville, central town, Cloetesville and Uniepark. Younger children participate less frequently in activities than their older counterparts, boys are more active in sport, while children of parents in the lower income group (and coloureds) take part in fewer activities. -English summary

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