City Diplomacy Papers Vol. 2

The South African Cities Network (SACN) International Relations (IR) Forum is a joint initiative of the SACN and eight of the largest cities in South Africa. Its primary purpose is to engage in and develop a collective city agenda that
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Spatial Determinants of Wellbeing – Paper Series

This volume of papers explores spatial determinants of well-being. The papers look at spatial inequalities related to public transport and decent work, early childhood development and violence against ‘othered’ bodies. They also
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SoCR 5 People’s Guide

Cities are about people, first and foremost. And, as the national Integrated Urban Development Framework states, South African cities should be safe, liveable, socially integrated, economically inclusive and globally competitive, with an
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State of South African Cities Report 2021

The 5th edition of the State of South African Cities Report 2021. The SoCR is the SACN’s flagship output that presents a five-year perspective on the performance and analysis of the conditions of South Africa’s largest cities. The
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The State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report 2021

This report provides an overview of global, regional and national urban safety developments and policy provisions, and presents an analysis of the state of crime and violence in nine of South Africa’s major cities (Johannesburg, Cape
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Urban Safety Policy Brief No.2/2022: The Potential of the EPWP to Promote Community Safety

The focus of this policy brief is to explore the potential of EPWP projects to promote urban safety and prevent violence. In South Africa, the EPWP emerges in 2003 as a nation-wide public employment initiative implementing state-owned
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Urban Safety Policy Brief No.1/2022: The Impact of Closed-Circuit Television

This Urban Safety Brief considers the imperative of partnership policing for ensuring safer cities in South Africa. It looks at how partnership policing can be used to address the complex crime and safety challenges faced by cities. The SA
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Urban Festival 2021: The Rebuilt City

The theme of The Rebuilt City: Rising from crises of emergency governance to a more sustainable and resilient future was born from a desire to provide urban actors with suitable frameworks, knowledge, and resources to navigate the new
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The State of the Expanded Public Works Programme in South African Cities 2020-2021

The progress of the EPWP in the cities and the innovation and learning that have emerged through the RG are captured annually in the ‘State of the Expanded Public Works Programme in South African Cities’ reports. This publication
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Rules of the Game

The main aim of this research is to obtain insights into the structure and operation of municipal performance management systems in South African cities, and the impact of these systems on what actually gets done, with particular reference
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City Diplomacy Papers: Volume 1

This first volume contains papers that look at some broad topics of city diplomacy: the changing world of international relations, mobilising climate finance, knowledge co-production, and urban
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Profiling Intermediate Cities in South Africa

ICMs are firmly established as a critical component of South Africa’s government policy. After providing an overview of policy development and the changes in classification of ICMs in South Africa, the report analyses the socio-economic
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Digital Dash: The Young Planners & Designers Essay Competition 2020

This #DigitalDash is SACN’s contribution to providing platforms for the youth of South Africa’s cities and towns to exercise their voice and actively contribute in solving challenges around realising more inclusive, integrated cities
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A Compendium of the BEITT Journey 2017-2020

This Compendium provides an overview of the meetings and research work of the BEITT since
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A How-To-Guide on Running Effective Expanded Public Works Programmes

The purpose of the guide is to provide implementing agents at city level with guidelines on how to carry out EPWP programmes and projects successfully. Reference material used in compiling the guide included the Infrastructure Manual, the
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