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January

  • Media Advisory: 17 January 2018. Read more.
2017 - Click here

October

  • Daily Maverick: Western Cape should be given the power to combat violent crime and gangs. Read more.
  • Sound Cloud - Radio Interview: Unpacking the 2017 State of Urban Safety Report. Listen here.
  • OMNY FM - Radio Interview: Urban Safety Report highlights crime hot spots. Listen here.
  • Western Cape Government:  MEC Plato - Urban Safety Report urgent resourcing SAPS required. Read here.
  • Classic FM - Radio Interview: Listen here.
  • Classic FM - Radio Interview - How innovation in planning can address the challenges in SA cities. Listen here
  • Sound Cloud - Radio Interview: Geoffrey Bickford - Property rates increases. Listen here.
  • eProp: Commercial property news. Read more.
  • Joburg Today TV:  Danga Mughogho. Watch here.

September

  • IOL - Cape Argus: Cape Town murder rate increase. Read more.
  • IOL - Cape Argus: Vigilantes kill four men in Philippi. Read more.
  • Business Tech: South Africa's worst cities for carjacking. Read more.
  • Daily Maverick: Urban Crime in the cities report breaks down SA's most dangerous cities. Read more.
  • Urban Africa: State of Urban Safety South Africa report. Read more.
  • Urban Gateway: State of Urban Safety South Africa 2017 report. Read more.

August

  • News24: Nelson Mandela Bay and  Cape Town named SA's most violent cities. Read more.
  • IOL: Watch woman tied up and abducted in a taxi. Read more.
  • News24: Capetonians most affected by and fearful of crime report shorts. Read more.
  • Destiny Man: Nelson Mandela Bay and Cape Town named SA's most violent cities. Read more.
  • EWN: Police activity inadequate to decrease crime in SA. Read more.
  • Business LIVE: Police want law changed to combat gangsterism. Read more.
  • EWN: Substance abuse main driver for Cape violence. Read more. 
  • iSiZulu-News24: Idolobha lasekapa lihamba phambili ngezigameko-zokobulala. Read more.
  • The Rep: Reduce booze crime will fall. Read more.
  • Times Live: SA's most violent cities revealed. Read more.
  • EWN: Police activity inadequate to decrease crime in SA. Read more.
  • EWN: City of Cape Town gang violence reason for CPT being branded murder capital of SA. Read more.
  • Business LIVE: Easy access to alcohol and drugs is driving crime in Cape Town and Durban. Read more.
  • EWN: Substance abuse main driver for Cape violence. Read more.
  • Business Tech: How to tell if your neighbourhood is at risk of becoming a hotspot for crime. Read more.
  • Business LIVE: Police want law changed to combat gangsterism. Read more.
  • iSiZulu-News24: Idolobha lasekapa lihamba phambili ngezigameko zokubulala. Read more.
  • EWN: Urban Safety Report to reveal SA's murder capital. Read more.
  • Buisness LIVE: Easy access to alcohol and drugs driving crime in Cape Town and Durban. Read more.
  • Times Live: SA's most violent cities revealed. Read more.
  • Daily Maverick: Urban crime in the cities report breaks down SA's most dangerous cities. Read more.
  • Business LIVE: Crime patterns in SA's cities whats changed and what stayed the same. Read more.
  • All Africa: Read more
  • Cape Town Etc: Cape Town murder capital. Read more.
  • The South African: Cape Town South Africa's murder capital. Read more.
  • 2 Oceans Vibe: Ouch, the latest national crime stats don't look good for Cape Town. Read more.
  • Talk Radio 702: Cape Town has the highest murder rate in the country. Read more.
  • Sowetan Live: SA's most violent cities surprising stats. Read more.
  • The South African: The most dangerous cities in SA revealed. Read more.
  • The New Age: Report reveals most violent cities in SA. Read more.
  • IOL - Cape Argus: Cape Town Murder rate increase. Read more.
  • Sound Cloud: Radio - City of Cape Town SA's capital of crime. Listen here.
  • SABC News Interview: Watch here.
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Coming Soon

VACANCY: South African Cities Network is seeking to employ and Executive Manager: Programmes, whose role would include:

  • Lead, manage, empower the Programmes Team (which is the knowledge generation and application section, comprising up to 10 professionals) in liason with the CEO so  that he/she meets the performance objectives in line with broader objectives and requirements of the SACN and within the resource constraints.
  • Assume overall accountability and responsibility for programme management and coordination in the SACN so that the mandate and business plan of the SACN is met.
  • Identify, generate, disseminate and store knowledge products by ensuring that all programmes and projects result/culminate in a knowlegde product that assists Cities and various stakeholders. Also includes the facilitation of dissemination and sharing of knowldge products with various stakeholders to facilitate shared learning.
  • Manage and report on all activities of the programmes to the Management Committee and to the SACN Council to ensure that they are kept abreast of the running and progress made on programmes and projects as per Business Plan and Annual Performance Plan.
  • Interface with key stakeholders at various levels, i.e. strategic or project level to build and maintain effective relations to realise the objectives and goals of the SACN.
  • Support the CEO in the fundraising role by making inputs to the funding proposals to secure funding for programmes and projects.
  • Represent the CEO and SACN in several forums and structures where he/she or the organisation has been requested to attend.

Potential candiates meeting the post criteria are invited to provide SACN with the following:

  • A covering letter indicating understanding of the post requirements, and any qualities or suitability; and
  • A current Curriculum Vitae that includes relevant contact details and current reference.

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Vacancy: Executive Manager: Programmes

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The South African Cities Network (SACN) hosted 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 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Ethekwini, followed by the World Cities Day on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. 

The Urban Conference will be an annual event  that focuses on implementing a transformative agenda. It will provide a platform for learning, experimentation, and knowledge exchange. The 2017 conference is informed by the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) vision of building 'liveable, safe, integrated, economically inclusive, and globally competitive cities' which is closely aligned to the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 'Making Cities and Human Settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.'

To strengthen the objectives of our urban agenda, as it relates to SA Cities and Urban spaces, extensive collaboration is necessary; this requires active and continuing dialogue between a range of urban actors, and needs to be maintained through effective and ongoing debate and learning. We hope this conference will therefore provide a stimulating platform for partners and stakeholders in the implementation of the urban agenda. To view the conference site click here.                     

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