1835G. ChampionJrnl (1968) 8We crossed what are styled the ‘Cape Flats’ being the perfect level ground which lies between Table & False Bays...Nothing but Sand, Sand, Sand.
1836A.F. GardinerJourney to Zoolu Country 397Having ridden eighty-four miles, the latter part of which, over the Cape Flats, being loose sand, is the most tedious.
1841B. ShawMemorials 220Reached the house of Diana, a woman of colour, who resides upon the Cape Flats, a little after sunset.
1881Cape Monthly Mag.IV. Mar. 137At Captain Kuiper’s kraal across the Cape Flats they found one of Gonnema’s people, whom they compelled under threat of death to act as guide.
1913H. TuckerOur Beautiful Peninsula 70The designation of the ‘Cape Flats’ is given to all the low-lying plain which extends beyond the succession of suburban townships strung on the thread of the railway line.
1949J. MockfordGolden Land 34From these townships on the Cape Flats fast and frequent trains transport the Coloureds to their places of work in and around Cape Town.
1953Drum Oct. 45The proposals of the Land Tenure Advisory Board..envisage the non-Europeans in small pockets in the Cape Flats while the best and most desirable areas are reserved for European ownership and occupation.
1973Sunday Times 9 Dec.Many Coloureds..trekked to..the Cape Flats, but unlike other trekkers before them there was no promised land.
1986Weekly Mail 18 Apr. 4The rents boycott in the Cape Flats townships, already entering its sixth month, took a new turn this week.
1990R. GoolCape Town Coolie 147The entire population of District Six would be evacuated to the Cape Flats...The Cape Flats could be turned into a Coloured and Malay dormitory.