At SACN, we are embarking on a new 5-year strategic business cycle 2021–26.  Our new strategy is conceived within a 10-year strategic outlook that aligns with the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 Vision, the New Urban Agenda (NUA), UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda (in particular SDG 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable), the Paris Climate Agreement, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.


Also, our strategy is underpinned by the IUDF, South Africa’s national policy framework that is intended to guide the future growth and management of urban areas. In this strategic cycle, aims to support cities in implementing the IUDF within their unique contexts.


We have set out a bold vision for the next 10 years, and an actionable strategic plan for the next five years, to support cities in achieving their new trajectory. The new strategy sets clear and focused objectives that enhance SACN’s value offering to cities and make the organisation more effective, impactful and relevant.

2021-2026 Strategic Business Plan

2016-2021 Strategic Business Plan

2017-2021 Strategic Framework Overview

2020-2021 Strategic Business Plan

2020-2021 Annual Performance Plan

2012-2016 Strategic Plan Executive Summary

2012-2016 Strategic Framework Overview

2012-2016 Strategic Business Plan