The Centre for Social Science Research will be hosting a seminar with Azwi Netshikulwe and Ncedo Mngqibisa from the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, titled ‘The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing’.
This dialogue will begin with a panel discussion of future-thinkers and pragmatic actors who will set the scene by presenting the infrastructure challenge and opportunities in uncertain futures for South African cities.
The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town is convening an international academic conference in Cape Town to take stock of cutting-edge urban research and to debate knowledge priorities in the aftermath of the new global development architecture.
The South African Cities Network (SACN) will be hosting the South African Urban Conference in collaboration with the Departments of Human Settlements (DHS) and Cooperative Governance (DCOG), the National Treasury, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN), and the Ethekwini municipality on Monday, 30 October 2017 in Ethekwini. The Urban Conference will be an annual event that focuses on implementing a transformative urban agenda.
On Sunday 1 October, a 5km section of Cape Town’s M4 (aka Main Road) will be reserved for people, not cars, during the first ever ‘Open Streets Main Road’. Closed to motorised vehicles, it will become an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users and other non-motorised transport users to move in safety. Open Streets is free and everyone is encouraged to participate and help plan the day.
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This seminar will explore the reasons why some South Africans have shown an interest in extremist groups, and how the country should respond to the challenges.
Cities in the Global South are characterised by the presence of marginalised areas with inadequate housing, inadequate infrastructure and inadequate security of tenure.
In less than 20 years, one out of every two people in Africa is likely to live in an urban area. Will Africa’s urbanisation translate to a better life for all, or is it set to compound slow development growth, poverty, inequality and violence? A new African Futures research paper addresses these questions and forecasts likely population numbers for Africa’s current and emerging megacities.
The South African Cities Network and Development Bank of Southern Africa are inviting to an Infrastructure Dialogues on Urban Safety: This dialogue looks at how public spaces in South Africa can be made safer and more inclusive, in order to realise their full value.