News Articles

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2021

January

  • 20 January – SAfm – Mediated Conversations – click here
  • 26 January – City Press – Banal management practices kill innovation and creativity at the centre of spatial transformation – click here
  • 26 January – SA Affordable Housing – Rules of the Game: How compliance culture is killing spatial transformation – click here
  • 27 January – BIZ Community – Rules of The Game: How compliance culture is killing spatial transformation – click here
  • 27 January – SAfm – Rules of the game report – Part 1: click here & Part 2: click here

 

 

February

  • February – Leadership Magazine – City Finances Matter (Pg 36-39) – click here
  • 1 February – Daily Maverick – Changing the rules of the game: Compliance culture is killing spatial transformation in South Africa’s cities – click here
  • 3 February – The Star – Climate change is a crisis – click here
  • 5 February – The Herald – Establish networks for fruitful performance – click here
  • 5 February – Biz Community – Climate Change needs to be treated like the COVID-19 crisis – click here
  • 7 February – City Press – Treat the Climate Crisis as the COVID-19 emergency – click here
  • 9 February – The Star – Chasing green goals – click here
  • 9 February – The Star – Rapid rate of urbanisation worsens rampant environmental challenges – click here
  • 10 February – Cape Argus – The year the world boiled – click here
  • 12 February – Business Day – An individual approach to climate crisis might well be a good start – click here
  • 12 February – Business Day Late Final – An individual approach to climate crisis might well be a good start – click here
  • 12 February – Times LIVE – Protecting women from the daily dangers of sexual harassment and assault in our cities – click here
  • 12 February – Safrica24 – Protecting women from the daily dangers of sexual harassment and assault in our cities – click here
  • 13 February – Herald LIVE – Protecting women from the daily dangers of sexual harassment and assault in our cities – click here
  • 17 February – eNCA – Gender Equality in City Planning – click here
  • 17 February – Talk Radio 702 – Urban Safety – click here

 

 

March

  • 2 March – Newzroom Afrika – Focus on Funding of Cities – click here
  • 10 March – E.TV News – Impact of COVID-19 on our cities – click here
  • 10 March – Banoyi – How much money South Africa’s biggest cities earn – click here
  • 10 March – The Daily Mirror – How much money South Africa’s biggest cities earn – click here
  • 10 March – Emnetra – Amount of money earned by South Africa’s largest city – click here
  • 10 March – Business Tech – How much money South Africa’s biggest cities earn – click here
  • 11 March – Cape Argus – Radical measures needed to improve cities ‘finances’ – click here
  • 11 March – Cape Times: Business Report – Covid-19 takes its toll on SA’s largest municipalities – click here
  • 11 March – The Star: Business Report – Covid-19 takes its toll on SA’s largest municipalities – click here
  • 11 March – The Mercury: Business Report – Covid-19 takes its toll on SA’s largest municipalities – click here
  • 11 March – The Pretoria News: Business Report – Covid-19 takes its toll on SA’s largest municipalities – click here
  • 11 March – The Star: Business Report Late Edition – Covid-19 takes its toll on SA’s largest municipalities – click here
  • 11 March – Cape Argus PM Edition – Radical measures needed to improve cities ‘finances’ – click here
  • 11 March – Africa Press – Radical measures needed to improve cities ‘finances’ – click here
  • 12 March – Power FM – State of City Finances Report 2020 – click here
  • 14 March – Sunday Independent – South African cities buckling under Covid-19 pandemic – click here
  • 14 March – DFA – South African cities buckling under Covid-19 pandemic – click here
  • 14 March – Emnetra – South African cities flexed under Covid-19 pandemic – click here
  • 15 March – Afro Conscious Media – South African cities buckling under Covid-19 pandemic – click here
  • 23 March – The Witness – Time to rethink city finances – click here
  • 24 March – Polity – Six South African cities in top 20 of worlds ‘most dangerous’? Crime index based on website users opinion – click here
  • 24 March – Africa Check – Six South African cities in top 20 worlds ‘most dangerous’? Crime index based on website users opinion – click here

 

April

  • 1 April – Newzroom Afrika – Non-Financial Census of Municipalities – click here
  • 15 April – Business Day – We need smart new cities, but we need to smarten our old cities too – click here
  • 16 April – Business Day – Yes to smart new cities, but we first need to get smart with our rotting old cities – click here
  • 19 April – Private Property – Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costs – click here
  • 22 April – GO! & Express – Mayor addresses poor waste management in BCM – click here
  • 26 April – IOL – Selling your home? More holding costs mean less profit – click here
  • 26 April – 24/7 News.Africa – Selling your home? More holding costs mean less profit – click here
  • 26 April – Sure Letting – Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costs – click here
  • 27 April – Cape Argus – Langa Bicycle Hub seeks to inspire people to take on two wheels – click here
  • 30 April – CIGFARO – State of City Finances 2020 – click here

 

May

  • 2 May – Moneyweb – Higher municipal tariffs could increase property sellers’ holding costs – click here
  • 2 May – Banoyi – Higher municipal tariffs could increase property sellers’ holding costs – click here
  • 19 May – Business Day LIVE – Cities need alternative financing solutions to carry them into a just future – click here
  • 20 May – Business Day – Cities need other financing solutions for a just future – click here
  • 20 May – Business Day Late Final – Cities need other financing solutions for a just future – click here
  • 28 May – The Sowetan – Taking a step back: how we can truly realise our future smart cities – click here

 

June

  • 1 June – Eastern Cape Industrial & Business News – Municipal finances in check for now – but the formula needs to change – click here

2020

January

  • 24 January – Private Property – The Power of Secondary Cities – click here

 

 

February

  • 7 February – PEfm – BEITT Product Launch – click here

 

 

March

  • 23 March – Newzroom Afrika – What does it mean when a municipality is placed under administration – click here

 

 

June

  • 25 June – Newzroom Afrika – COVID-19: How are cities coping – click here

 

 

July

  • 7 July – Business Day TV – Local Government in crisis – click here

 

 

September

  • 30 September – Newzroom Afrika – Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill – click here

 

 

October

  • October – Leadership Magazine – Empowering the Civic, and Urban Month Feature (Pg71-73) – click here
  • 6 October – SAfm – Mediated Conversations: Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill – click here
  • 22 October – Sunday Times LIVE – Urban Festival 2020: A festival of virtual proportions click here
  • 30 October – SAfm – The Talking Point – Urban Festival 2020 – click here

 

 

November

  • 4 November – capetownetc – Mitchell’s Plain community breathes life into local park – click here
  • 5 November – Engineering News – Ekurhuleni ready to exchange ideas during World Town Planning Day – click here
  • 12 November – Business Report – Our cities’ sustainability does not depend on the sovereign – click here
  • 15 November – Business Day LIVE – SA cities and the infrastructure to get to them needs to be urgently addressed – click here

 

 

December

  • 11 December – Sowetan LIVE – COVID-19 represents and opportunity to reimagine urban mobility – click here
  • 14 December – Business Day LIVE – Spaza shops are overlooked despite huge contribution to economy – click here
  • 15 December – E.TV News – Urban Planning for women’s safety – click here

2019

April

  • 11 April – Polity – The State of Urban Safety in South Africa – click here
  • 11 April – Politics Web – State of Urban Safety report confirms need for drastic crime intervention – click here
  • 11 April – Business Tech – The most violent cities in South Africa – click here
  • 12 April – EWN – UCT crime and violence unit urges govt to find innovative ways to curb crime – click here
  • 12 April – Cape Argus – Cape Town has SA’s murder rate – click here
  • 13 April – News24 – Cape Town has highest murder, robbery rates in new safety report – where does your city rank? – click here
  • 13 April – Midrand Reporter – Joburg’s murder rate in 2017/18 the lowest after Tshwane – click here
  • 13 April – OFM – Cape Town has highest murder, robbery rate in new safety report – click here
  • 15 April – SABC News – Cape Town has highest murder rate: report – click here
  • 18 April – Krugersdorp News – State of Urban Safety Report highlights challenges faced by cities – click here

 

 

 

June

  • 12 June – Daily Maverick – Pubic Works jobs programme report leaves important questions unanswered – click here

 

 

 

August

  • 2 August – Mail & Guardian – ‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’ – click here

2018

October

  • 29 October – Daily Maverick – Cities to face R569bn funding gap in 10 years unless finances are fixed – click here
  • 31 October – eNCA – Report paints dim picture of SA cities – click here

2017

August

  • 22 August – Daily Maverick – Urban Crime: Report breaks down SA’s most dangerous cities – click here
  • 23 August – News24 – Capetonians most affected by – and fearful of – crime – click here
  • 23 August – 702/Cape Talk – The Kieno Kammies Show – Urban Safety Report highlights crime hot spots in Cape Town – click here
  • 23 August – EWN – Urban Safety Report reveals SA’s murder capital – click here
  • 23 August – Times LIVE – SA’s most violent cities revealed – click here
  • 23 August – EWN – City of CT: Gang violence reason for CT branded ‘murder capital’ of SA – click here
  • 23 August – Business Day LIVE – Easy access to alcohol and drugs is driving crime in Cape Town and Durban – click here
  • 23 August – Business Tech – How to tell if your neighbourhood is at risk of becoming a crime hotspot – click here
  • 23 August – The Rep – Reduce booze and crime will fall – researchers – click here
  • 23 August – Business Day LIVE – Crime patterns in SA’s cities: what’s changed and what’s stayed the same – click here
  • 23 August – capetownetc – Cape Town named South Africa’s murder capital – click here
  • 23 August – The South African – Cape Town once again named as ‘South Africa’s murder capital’ – click here
  • 23 August – 2OceansVibe – Ouch: The latest national crime stats don’t look good for Cape Town – click here
  • 23 August – 702 – Cape Town has the highest murder rate in the country – report – click here
  • 24 August – Cape Argus – Women tied up, abducted in a taxi – click here
  • 24 August – EWN – Research: Police activity inadequate to decrease crime in SA – click here
  • 24 August – Business Day LIVE – Police want law changed to combat gangsterism – click here
  • 24 August – all Africa – The State of Urban Safety in South Africa – 2017 Report – click here
  • 24 August – EWN – Substance abuse ‘main driver’ for Cape violence – click here
  • 25 August – News24 – Nelson Mandela Bay and Cape Town named SA’s most violent cities – click here
  • 31 August – SABC TV News – Safety in South African cities – click here

 

September

  • 14 September – Cape Argus – Vigilantes kill four men in Philippi – click here
  • 14 September – Business Tech – South Africa’s worst cities for carjackings – click here
  • 14 September – Urban Africa – The State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report – click here
  • 17 September – Cape Argus – Cape Town’s 40% murder increase – click here

 

October

  • 3 October – JoburgToday – The Big Issue – Council Meeting – click here
  • 9 October – Daily Maverick – From the Inside: Western Cape should be given the power to combat violent crime and gangs effectively – click here
  • 18 October – Commercial Property News – Private and public sectors still entrenching urban sprawl, say UCT Professor – click here

2016

June

  • 22 June – Cape Argus – Report lifts lid on inequality in Cape Town – click here
  • 23 June – Business Tech – Best and worst cities for basic services in SA – click here
  • 23 June – City Press – More needs to be done to address apartheid spatial planning – report – click here
  • 23 June – News24 – Joburg leads in delivering basic services – report – click here
  • 30 June – Pretoria News – Tshwane finances on a sticky wicket – click here

 

 

July

  • 4 July – Urban Africa – State of Cities Report (2016) – click here