A National Overview of Spatial Trends and Settlement Characteristics

This National Spatial Trends Overview is meant to form a key baseline input to the forthcoming national urban development framework, and was to build onto work already done within the National Spatial Development Perspective (NSDP), as
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Expanded Public Works Programme 2008

This report comprises an input into the inclusive cities annual report focusing on progress in implementing the Expanded Public Works Programme [EPWP] by the nine member cities of the SACN and other urban Municipalities. The EPWP is a
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Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities

This Primer is designed to help water and wastewater utility managers make practical, systematic changes to achieve excellence in utility performance. It was produced by water and wastewater utility leaders who are committed to helping
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Sustainable Cities 2008

This is the second Sustainable Cities Annual published by the South African Cities Network. It is a collection of positive stories and constructive opinions on how cities in South Africa are responding to the big question of how we can
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Inclusive Cities 2008

This, the first edition of the SACN’s Inclusive Cities Annual, brings together reports on knowledge-sharing initiatives undertaken during 2007/08 and opinion pieces by leading inclusive cities thinkers. This work was done in
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State of Cities Reporting: Good Practice Guide and Toolkit

In this good practice guide and toolkit, we focus on the experiences of producing the 2004 and 2006 South African State of Cities reports. We also look at State of Cities reporting processes that have occurred elsewhere in the world. Based
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State of City Finances 2007

This document seeks to tell the story of the financing of the largest city governments in South Africa – in particular, the nine cities that are members of the Cities
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Inclusive African Cities: Mapping Challenges and Opportunities in Contemporary Urban Africa

This report captures findings from a conference which saw presentations of international and local discourses on challenges and responses towards addressing the challenges resulting from rapid urbanisation which has led to many urban
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Local Government Performance Review

The Gauteng Department of Local Government (the Department) is responsible for monitoring and supporting local government in the Province and promoting the development of local government capacity to enable municipalities to perform their
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State of Cities Report 2006

The State of the Cities Report 2006 provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of South Africa’s largest cities, highlighting the important role played by cities in driving the national economy and improving the lives of South
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eQuality of Life: Durban 2005

This report is intended to share the results of research by eThekwini Municipality conducted since 1998, about how Durban residents understand and define "quality of
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State of the Cities Report 2004

Published every five years and coninciding with municipal election cycles, this report covers nine South African cities (Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Ekurhuleni, City of Joburg, City of Tshwane,
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Report on Conference on Urbanisation and Housing Challenges

This report outlines the outcomes of a conference held by GDOH on urbanisation and housing challenges across cities in Africa, held in October 2003. The report shares the background to the conference, the conference programme, the
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