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Officials are offering valuable land to developers in exchange for mixed-income proposals in an attempt to move beyond apartheid-era marginalization.
Brendon Bosworth August 17, 2017

Johannesburg is implementing design changes that seek to end the physical isolation of black communities wrought by Apartheid, the Economist reports. 

August 18, 2014

A charity that has turned containers into libraries and classrooms has found a new use, Miriam Mannak reports in allAfrica.

June 5, 2014

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. 

May 29, 2014

The South African city is safer due to upgrades that include well-lit walkways, community centers and sports facilities, according to The Dirt blog.

May 22, 2014

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.

April 24, 2014

The nonprofit Social Housing Company has found creative ways to create low-cost housing, Next City reports.

March 26, 2014

The Empower Shack prototype for Cape Town and other South African cities is not your average tin shack, Dezeen reports.

March 20, 2014
Walter Hook, CEO of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, tells Citiscope where the BRT movement has been and where it's going.
Christopher Swope March 5, 2014

To overcome a student housing shortage, Johannesburg is getting creative about building dorm rooms, Designboom reports.

February 26, 2014

The huge planned development outside Cape Town is either a blessing or a boondoggle depending on who you ask, reports the Cape Times.

February 6, 2014

The $7.8 billion project would create more office space for Chinese firms rushing to invest in sub-Saharan Africa, Bloomberg reports.

December 31, 2013
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