If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The 'decolonisation' of planning education will produce planners who create better cities in SA and the rest of Africa, says a University of Cape Town academic.
It is important to distinguish between economic growth and economic development, says Amiena Bayat of the University of Western Cape.
The problem of "Wakanda visions" - made popular in the movie Black Panther - for African cities is that it implies a highly exclusive and exclusionary set-up, says an academic.
Citizens living in poor rural areas seek out economic opportunities by migrating to cities. We need policy to help accommodate urbanisation, because it’s not going to slow down.
Lagos is set to overtake Johannesburg as Africa’s second largest city by gross domestic product by 2035, according to a report by Oxford Economics.
A smart city is about far more than just smart electricity meters and South Africa’s cities are lagging far behind. Let's look at what other cities in the world have achieved in this regard.
There is another story about African cities, one that is not quite the same as the Africa rising narrative, cautions an expert on city planning.
Rapid urbanisation in Africa will create major retail development opportunities, says Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel.
The Gautrain is irrelevant to transforming the spatial reality for disadvantaged South Africans, says masters student at North-West University told the Planning Africa 2018 conference in Cape Town.
SA has not achieved any substantial land reform in urban areas, says the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Andries Nel.
Africa’s burgeoning big cities will play an increasingly central role in the continent’s growth and development, driven largely by Africa’s rapid urbanisation.
RICS Summit Africa will look at Africa's need to be smart about city planning and sustainability as it faces one of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world.
While the SABC2 soapie Muvhango is known for grooming young talent, it is its daring plot that has kept South Africans glued to the small screen for the past 20 years.
The African context demands that development is more than real estate and infrastructure, says an expert at the African Real Estate & Infratructure Summit.
Overlooked small and micro enterprises represent an untapped and underserviced market segment, says Nadir Jeeva.
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