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  • Integrate Urbanization in Development Plans, Eca's Vera Songwe Urges African Governments 11/17/2017

    Rome — Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Ms. Vera Songwe, on Wednesday urged African governments to strategically integrate urbanization in their national development plans if they are to unleash the potential of urbanization for growth and transformation on the continent.

  • African and Asian Cities must urbanise sustainably. Is Green Finance the solution? 11/14/2017

    The world’s fastest-expanding cities are now in the global South. Rural to urban migration, combined with the effects of urban population growth, could add another 2.5bn to the world’s urban population by 2050. According to the UN, close to 90 percent of this increase will be in Asia and Africa.

  • Boosting Africa’s Infrastructure For Trade 11/13/2017

    Trade Not Aid” has been the advocacy mantra for African integration in recent times but at the center of achieving this is an efficient infrastructure. Despite Africa’s surplus natural resources, human capital and swift progress in urbanization, poor infrastructure remains a key obstacle to its development. This episode of Africa Trade-lines moves conversations to why Africa must build functional trans-boundary infrastructure for efficient intra-continental trade.

  • Creating homes for Africa's poor 11/13/2017

    China Mingsheng Drawin Technology Group Ltd, a Hong Kong-based investment holding company and a high-tech manufacturing enterprise, launched its first housing project in Gauteng province of South Africa last month.

  • How South Africa’s biggest cities have changed over the past 70 years 11/10/2017

    South Africa has many old cities that have gone through some massive changes over the past few decades.

  • City of Joburg and Herman Mashaba inducts 1500 new JMPD officers 10/19/2017

    Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has announced the induction of 1500 new trainee Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Officers (JMPD).

  • 8 of South Africa's fastest-growing new elite suburbs 10/18/2017

    If you live in Seapoint‚ Illovo or Parkhurst‚ you're staying in three of the new elite suburbs in South Africa.

  • Africa Investor Launches Online Infrastructure Co-Investment Platform at World Bank Annual Meetings 10/16/2017

    Africa investor ("Ai"), an international investment and communications group, today announced the launch of its online infrastructure co-investment portal AIAssetX, following extensive consultations with local and international asset owners and their trustees, who ranked identifying qualifying infrastructure investment partners and investable projects, as the single biggest challenge for domestic and global institutional investors seeking to allocate to African infrastructure as an investable asset class.

  • South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport system 10/16/2017

    Over the past eight years the South African government has spent more than 130 billion rand on public transport projects in the country’s main cities. The projects included the refurbishment of rail services and the establishment of a new rapid rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems.

  • #TransportMonth: 3 ways Cape Town plans to integrate its transport system 10/13/2017

    Cape Town could be a great inspiration for other cities around South Africa with its comprehensive integrated transport plan. Here’s how they plan to transform the transport system.

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