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Updated : March 5, 2018

Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s welcome address at National Treasury’s Executive Leadership Programme

Posted : April 13, 2018


Address by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, at the welcome dinner of National Treasury’s Executive Leadership Programme, on ‘Leading Future Cities – navigating today’s complexity’ We are in it together: A whole-of-society approach to reaping the urban dividend, 9 April 2018, Johannesburg. Click here to view extended article.

South African Government Urges ‘Whole of Society – Whole of Government’ approach…

Posted : April 9, 2018


South African Government Urges ‘Whole of Society – Whole of Government’ approach to Respond To the challenges of sustainable urban development

The South African government sent a delegation to the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from February 7-13. The conference theme was “Cities 2030: Cities for All – Implementing the New Urban Agenda”. Read more »

Integrated Urban Development Framework can transform SA cities into economic engines…

Posted : April 9, 2018


Integrated Urban Development Framework can transform SA cities into economic engines-provided we get all-of-government, all-of-society buy-in.

This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) and Budget Speech re-affirmed government’s commitment to realising the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) and to holistically address urban challenges and opportunities. While, the IUDF is a long-term framework, government is also taking measures to deal with immediate urban issues. Read more »

‘We the city’ Architecture ZA conference

Posted : March 23, 2018


Globally, new opportunities are being created toward compact cities, improved energy consumption, economic and social dynamism, market creation, human development and climate change adaptation. The Architecture ZA conference – under the theme, ‘We the city’ – will explore these themes. Book your space now at www.architectureza.org

 

UN’s New Urban Agenda and how South Africa fits in

Posted : March 23, 2018


At the recent World Urban Forum, South Africa presented its progress in aligning the IUDF with the UN’s New Urban Agenda. The NUA Localisation Framework has been drafted to set out a clear roadmap for achieving the alignment. Read the draft localisation framework here

Budget speech highlights spatial transformation

Posted : March 23, 2018


In his recent budget speech, the Minister of Finance highlighted the importance of urban renewal and spatial transformation. He also reaffirmed the IUDF as SA’s national urban development policy. Read more

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