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Officials are offering valuable land to developers in exchange for mixed-income proposals in an attempt to move beyond apartheid-era marginalization.
Brendon Bosworth August 17, 2017
A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017
Pushed by grass-roots pressure, South Africa’s judicial system has shown real progress in turning the government’s focus from housing delivery to in situ upgrading of informal settlements.
Marie Huchzermeyer February 20, 2017
To facilitate robust urban development, the data revolution will need to be accompanied by a capacity revolution, experts say.
Brendon Bosworth January 20, 2017
From hyper-local food production to city-wide urban developments, concrete examples of ways cities are taking action.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 19, 2017
A new plan aims to guide more compact, transit-oriented development of the city through 2040.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016

Post-apartheid redevelopment efforts are displacing poor residents and dividing citizens along racial lines, Al Jazeera reports. 

September 8, 2016
For the African National Congress, the ruling party that came to power in 1994 after the fall of apartheid, informal settlements have been a continuous problem, one compounded by the rapid influx of people to urban areas in search of better opportunities.
Brendon Bosworth June 14, 2016

Erratic rail service is making traffic congestion worse and taking a toll on commuters and employers alike, the Times Live reports. 

May 24, 2016
Unlike many other developing cities, Durban's leaders view providing fresh water, showers and clean toilets to informal settlements as a moral responsibility.
Keith Schneider February 12, 2016

 The street-wise collectors of recyclables can be seen whizzing around the city on small trolleys, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

October 29, 2015

The coastal city is the first in Africa to meet the planning and reporting requirements of the Compact of Mayors, News 24 reports. 

October 13, 2015

A startup provides waste pickers with battery-powered e-trikes and a livable wage, Business Day reports.  

September 22, 2015

The bus network has saved South Africa nearly US$900 million by reducing travel times, slashing emissions and enhancing safety, Quartz reports. 

September 14, 2015

The continent’s cities should tap the vast resources at universities through partnerships on urban renewal, the Word Economic Forum says. 

August 19, 2015

The mayor of South Africa’s capital, formerly called Pretoria, sees innovation as the best antidote for economic stagnation, Polityorg.za reports.

July 20, 2015

The district near the main campus of the University of the Witwatersrand could rehabilitate the neighborhood of Braamfontein, The Conversation says. 

July 13, 2015

An “Idea Bank” would give Johannesburg’s poor a place to “deposit” business concepts in search of mentoring and funding, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

May 25, 2015

The eco-friendly e-bike is increasingly being spotted in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg as those South African cities add more bike lanes for commuting, IOL reports. 

January 2, 2015

Seventeen cities in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province are forming a knowledge network to share ideas about climate change mitigation, according to Green Africa Directory. 

October 27, 2014
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