Infrastructure Dialogues 2019

Infrastructure Dialogues platform provides a forum for senior government, private sector and civil society stakeholders to share views and perspectives on critical issues affecting the infrastructure
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The State of Urban Safety in South African Cities Report 2018/19

The State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report is a flagship publication of the South African Cities Urban Safety Reference Group (USRG). The USRG constitutes the first institutionalised forum in South Africa that enables practice-based
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Political Administrative Interface in the Built Environment

Administrations in cities across the board are currently unstable, with high levels of uncertainty that officials need to deal with. This applies in cities that have shifted to coalition governments through the 2016 election, as well as
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State of City Finances 2020

The State of City Finances Report is one of the flagship publications of the South African Cities Network (SACN). As with previous editions (in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018), this fifth State of City Finances Report examines the finances of
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State of City Finances 2018

The State of City Finances Report is one of the flagship publications of the South African Cities Network. It reports on the finances of the nine largest cities in South Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane,
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The State of the Expanded Public Works Programme in South African Cities 2017-18

At the center of South Africa’s public employment programmes is the Expanded Public Works Programme, which has created just over 9.4 million jobs since
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South African Urban Conference Report 2018

The second national Urban Conference took place on 30 and 31 October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, under the theme of “Activating an All-of-Society Approach to Implementing the Urban
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Urban Land Dialogue Series 2018

In March 2018, the South African Cities Network (SACN) held its second Urban Land Dialogues Series, in the provinces of Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Western
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Infrastructure Dialogues 2018

The 47th Infrastructure Dialogue focused on the infrastructure needs and investment opportunities present in ICMs. The panellists presented national government’s strategy for ICMs, some lessons from one ICM (uMhlathuze Municipality) and
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Long Range Planning in South African Cities – a Practice Based Guide to City Development Strategies

The purpose of this Guideline is to provide local government officials, councilors, practitioners, with a suggested methodology for implementing city development strategies based on SACN’s experience and that of its member cities. The
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Subnational Doing Business in South Africa 2018

Doing Business in South Africa 2018 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement across five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Johannesburg to benchmark eight other South African urban areas across four regulatory areas. It
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Linking Population Dynamics to Municipal Revenue Allocation in South African Cities

This study has two broad components – demographic analysis and financial analysis. Several data sets and methods were utilised in order to achieve the objectives of this study. The results were compared across the 9 focus cities of the
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Economic Development in Municipalities: Metropolitan Case Studies

The South African Cities Network (SACN) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) have commissioned a follow-on phase to an original study exploring the economic development function in municipalities. The first phase of
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Better Demographic Data for Improved Planning and Problem Solving in South African Cities

The demographic trends analysis provides an example of the potential of the SCODA portal that will be used to store city related data, and allow for government and community stakeholders to store and analyse a range of information that can
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Towards an Alternative Financing Model for Metropolitan Cities in South Africa

The South African Cities Network in collaboration with the City of Tshwane initiated an expert panel based study to explore potential innovations and alternatives in city financing that will the address the perpetual gap and tension
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