Integrated Urban Development Framework

The SACN has been part of the team driving the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), which was successfully launched in 2014. SACN is acting as the secretariat to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and partners and is extensively involved in the development, editing and production of the various documents.


The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved living conditions for our people.


Make sure to visit the IUDF website


Republic of South Africa Country Report: Progress on Implementation of the New Urban Agenda

Localising the New Urban Agenda: South African Discussion Document

Integrated Urban Development Framework: A New Deal for South African Towns and Cities

Integrated Urban Development Framework: Implementation Plan 2016-2019

IUDF Brochure

National Development Plan 2030

Final Draft National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF)



The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) Explained

Importantly, this vision for South Africa’s urban areas recognises that the country has different types of cities and towns, which have different roles and requirements. As such, the vision has to be interpreted and pursued in differentiated and locally relevant ways. The nine levers of the IUDF are explained below in the nine short videos.

Lever 1: Integrated Urban Planning and Management
Lever 2: Integrated Transport and Mobility
Lever 3: Integrated Sustainable Human Settlements
Lever 4: Integrated Urban Infrastructure
Lever 5: Efficient Land Governance and Management
Lever 6: Inclusive Economic Development
Lever 7: Empowered Active Communities
Lever 8: Effective Urban Governance
Lever 9: Sustainable Finances