Weekly news roundup: December 12, 2014

The week’s headlines from cities across the continent

Speed-dating for the brain: talking heads

‘Talking Heads’ can described as an evening of speed-dating for the brain, whereby attendees engage in four 20-minute round table conversations with different thought leaders, experts and creatives focused on urban issues. Christy Zinn reports from Cape Town.

Weekly news roundup: November 28, 2014.

The week’s headlines from across the continent.

Playing with food and other serious matters

As part of the events programme running with the City Desired Exhibition currently taking place at the City Hall in Cape Town, the African Centre for Cities, in conjunction with dala, an organisation that attempts to engage social injustices through placing architecture in the field of contemporary art, hosted a series of gaming activities that … Continued

Grootboom Dialogues put focus on urban land justice

The 7th Annual Irene Grootboom Memorial Dialogues were held last week. Organised by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and the African Centre for Cities (ACC), the four public lectures brought community leaders, civil society and academics in conversation around the issue of urban land justice.

Weekly news roundup: November 14, 2014

The week’s headlines from across the continent.

The urban land question: Cape Town’s stalemate

A reflection on ‘The Urban Land Question,’ published in The People’s Law Journal, Issue 2 – a call for radical policy and action towards enabling equitable spatial integration?

Weekly news roundup: October 31, 2014

This week’s headlines from across the continent

Weekly news roundup: October 17, 2014

The week’s headlines from across the continent

Urban profiles: a Wynberg street trader

Informal trade animates the streets around the bustling transport hub of Wynberg, Cape Town. A street trader who’s been working just outside the train station for 14 years shares her story.