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South African cities are rapidly growing

More than half of South Africa's population is urbanised – up to 64% of South Africans live in the country's urban centres. And most of these people are under the age of 40. Brand South Africa's research team has analysed the state of South Africa's major cities.

Rethinking South Africa's urban dynamics

Rethinking South Africa’s urban dynamics

Gauteng must diversify its economy to alleviate the after-effects of deindustrialisation in the mining and steel sectors, it was agreed at the Gauteng City Region Spatial Planning Summit. Discussions also examined the current special form of the province, and how to stop urban sprawl.

South Africa plans for mass urban migration

Almost 80% of the country's people will live in its cities and towns by 2050. A framework is being drawn up to contain this growth, to build "liveable, safe, efficient cities that are socially integrated, economically inclusive places where residents participate actively in urban life".

Africa’s youth population can lift the continent

The youth population is big and is growing; urbanisation is growing even faster. These factors present possibilities and pitfalls: a young population may be dynamic and bring economic advantages but at the same time, too many young people raises the potential for conflict.

Maboneng moves to Ghana

Visionary property developer Jonathan Liebmann – who styles himself a true urbanist – is looking for local partners to take his Maboneng model of mixed use urban development to Accra. The Maboneng Precinct in Joburg is building a new way to live in the inner city.

Across the Colour Bar: Nthabiseng’s story

Nthabiseng Hibbert is an ordinary South African woman who, for the past two decades, has lived in a modest home in Katlehong, one of the country's largest – and poorest – black urban townships. Only one thing sets her apart from her neighbours: Nthabiseng is white.

Cities- Remodeling of Urban Communities

South Africa Pavilion Launches June Theme of  “Cities: Re-modeling Urban Communities”

Urban housing success story

South Africa’s growing economy has created a huge demand for housing in urban areas. A joint venture between the European Union and the department of housing has made inroads in meeting that need.

Tax break for inner city upgrades

Tax break for inner city upgrades

South Africa has launched an urban renewal tax incentive to encourage the refurbishment and construction of commercial and residential properties in the country's 16 major cities.

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