Bo-Kaap is often misrepresented as the descendants of slaves. These photos PROVE that they are descendants of the Craftsmen and Women the Dutch employed to build Cape Town - they thus became property owners - making Bo-Kaap what it is today. The colours of the houses only came in the late 1990's because Paint technology could only produce these colours since the late 1990's. Many other areas are also colourful today, but the stereotyping for gain is often applied at the expense of truth. Contact me through email: email@example.com and get a proper history of Bo-Kaap.