This paper develops, juxtaposes and interprets quite different understandings of a conservation area in Cape Town. The history of colonialism and apartheid, racialized readings and notions of identity, influences how different stakeholders, from poor residents and slum-dwellers to conservation managers, understand the space of Macassar Dunes and what it means to ‘conserve’ it as a nature protection area. 

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