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Johannesburg is implementing design changes that seek to end the physical isolation of black communities wrought by Apartheid, the Economist reports.
A charity that has turned containers into libraries and classrooms has found a new use, Miriam Mannak reports in allAfrica.
New initiatives around recycling and energy as well as the city’s membership in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group underscore Johannesburg’s commitment to a greener future, allAfrica reports.
The South African city is safer due to upgrades that include well-lit walkways, community centers and sports facilities, according to The Dirt blog.
In a new report, a South African think tank says the best way to spur job opportunities for the nation’s youth is to adopt policies that promote economic activity in cities.
The nonprofit Social Housing Company has found creative ways to create low-cost housing, Next City reports.
The Empower Shack prototype for Cape Town and other South African cities is not your average tin shack, Dezeen reports.
To overcome a student housing shortage, Johannesburg is getting creative about building dorm rooms, Designboom reports.
The huge planned development outside Cape Town is either a blessing or a boondoggle depending on who you ask, reports the Cape Times.
The $7.8 billion project would create more office space for Chinese firms rushing to invest in sub-Saharan Africa, Bloomberg reports.