Updated : March 5, 2018

10th BRICS Summit

The 2018 BRICS summit is the tenth annual BRICS summit, an international relations conference attended by the heads of state of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Date : 25-27 July 2018 - Venue : Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg - Time : N/A

4th International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure (ICTI 2018)

The fourth International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure will be held in Pretoria.

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Date : 9 – 12 July 2018 - Venue : CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) Pretoria, South Africa - Time : N/A

BRICS Friendship Cities & Local Government Cooperation Forum

This two day forum will focus on cities and local government cooperation.

Date : 28 – 29 June 2018 - Venue : Buffalo City - Time : N/A

CSP Partnering for Growth – Peer learning programme

CSP presents a peer learning programme on partnering for urban growth.

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Date : 20 June 2018 - Venue : Nelson Mandela Bay, venue to be confirmed - Time : 5:00 pm

CSP Planning Reforms Seminar

The Cities Support Programme presents a seminar on planning reforms.

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Date : 13 June 2018 - Venue : Protea Hotel, Centurion, Gauteng - Time : 9:00 am

Land and property in a contested terrain

The South African Journal on Human Rights and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies invite you to join them for a colloquium on land and property. Panel discussions will include a wide range of topics from different disciplines including law and sociology. The main colloquium will take place from 08:30 – 17:00 and will be followed immediately by a facilitated conversation with Adv Tembeka Ngcukaitobi (author of The Land is Ours) and Stha Yeni (national coordinator of Tshintsha Amakhaya).

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Date : 2 July 2018 - Venue : Chalsty Centre, Wits University School of Law, Wits, Johannesburg - Time : 8:30

Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference 2018

The Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference will bring together municipalities, industry experts and key stakeholders in local government infrastructure financing. The conference aims to ‘Facilitate Shared Learning between Municipalities’ through creating a platform to explore, deliberate and share ideas on innovative infrastructure funding mechanisms for South African municipalities. The conference will discuss topical innovative infrastructure funding streams, including but not limited to municipal bonds, municipal pooled financing, municipal project finance, public private partnerships, special purpose vehicles and tax incremental financing.

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Date : 13 – 15 June 2018 - Venue : Emperors Palace, Gauteng - Time : 9:00

54th ISOCARP Congress

Cool planning: Changing climate and our urban future, Norway, 1-5 October 2018. More info

Date : 01/10/2018 - 05/10/2018 - Venue : Norway - Time : N/A

Planning Africa 2018

SAPI is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the Western Cape Province to deliver Planning Africa 2018. The 8th Planning Africa Conference will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 14-17 October 2018. The Western Cape is one of Africa’s leading travel destinations. Local partners supporting the conference are the City of Cape Town, Drakenstein Municipality, Stellenbosch Municipality and South African Local Government Association (SALGA). The conference will build on the outcomes of previous conferences relating to the role of planners and the value of planning in the development and growth of South Africa and the African continent more broadly. For more information visit

Date : 14/10/2018 - 17/10/2018 - Venue : Cape Town International Convention Centre - Time : N/A

Executive Leadership Programme

National Treasury, the City Support Programme and GIBS are hosting a five-day Executive Leadership Programme ‘Leading future cities: navigation today’s complexity’ for invited city leaders.

Date : 09/04/2018 - 13/04/2018 - Venue : N/A - Time : N/A

These partners have been supporting the IUDF: