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The School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics is uniquely situated in the context of Sub Saharan Africa Universities, as it is the only one offering such a wide variety of programmes. With over 500 students and 27 full time academic members of staff, the school itself potentially represents the global south metropolis in miniature. Within this richly diverse context, students learn to define themselves as they progress through the curriculum, working toward ever greater levels of independence in their research, writing, and design. Beyond the School, Cape Town provides the inspiration and the test ground for our work, allowing students to learn in the context of one of the continent’s more complex metropolises.