Africa's City Planning

According to UN-Habitat Africa’s urbanization is at the rate of 4% each year, with population shifts from rural to urban areas posing a challenge to many African governments. With challenges such as overcrowding, crime and population, African governments have to start re-thinking how to create sustainable cities which adapt to the population dynamics. Governments also have to create infrastructural development which deals with the commercial and social needs of the urban environment.

To assist us on this topic we are joined by:

• Sithole Mbanga, CEO of South Africa Cities Network

• Donald Mpholo, town planner/private consultant

• Vuyiswa Letsoko, lecturer at the University of Johannesburg at the department of town and regional planning