Can mapping informal taxi networks help legitimize them?

Mapping of informal taxi networks could help governments see them as legitimate forms of public transport, writes James Clacherty.

African smart cities: potential and pitfalls

Rapid urbanization, coupled with a race for better connectivity, offers an opportunity to introduce smart city initiatives in African cities. But smart cities come with their challenges.

The two faces of service delivery in South Africa

South Africa’s standard household survey approach needs to investigate the quality and reliability of water provision and the adequacy of shelter provided, writes Stuart Denoon-Stevens.

Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

How traffic management strategies can ease congestion in Lagos.

Express bus service for Addis

Addis Ababa’s new Sheger Express bus system is changing the face of public transport in a city where close to 60% of the population walks to their destinations.

Film: Powering Namuwongo

Short film explores alternative energy systems operating in Namuwongo, an informal settlement in Kampla, Uganda, and the people who create and use them.

The case for ecological sanitation in South Africa

Why dry and ecological sanitation technology should take centre stage when considering South Africa’s sanitation future.

Ghana and the urban challenge

Sylvanus Kofi Adzornu, head of the Urban Development Unit in Ghana’s Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, discusses the need for improved urban planning in Ghana’s cities.

Green infrastructure: a way to support development in Africa

Green Infrastructure presents an opportunity to rethink the way infrastructure provision and development are envisaged in African cities.

Bulawayo goes wireless

Zimbabwe state-owned Telecommunications Company Telone has rolled out ‘metro-Wi-Fi’ in Bulawayo, with data about 90 percent cheaper than prices offered by the country’s three main mobile companies.