To deal with the challenges of rapid urbanisation happening in secondary African cities, slum dwellers are organising themselves and creating local plans based on data they have collected to inform partnerships with local government.
Why dry and ecological sanitation technology should take centre stage when considering South Africa’s sanitation future.
Scientific evidence shows that consuming at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day can prolong your life and reduce your risk of developing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Yet not enough people across the world are consuming adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables. In low and middle income countries, over 75% […]
Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia, and Tshwane, in South Africa, are two African cities showing leadership in tackling climate change.
With South African cities struggling to keep up with the demand for new graves it’s time to look at alternative burial options, argues Stuart Denoon-Stevens.
South African sustainable housing projects show how to alleviate housing backlog and re-use waste at the same time.
Using the UN-Habitat Cities Prosperity Index to gain insight into African cities and the challenges they face.
Green Infrastructure presents an opportunity to rethink the way infrastructure provision and development are envisaged in African cities.
Food systems have been studied in primary cities but there is far less understanding about governance of food systems in secondary cities in Africa. The African Centre for Cities has launched a project, ‘Consuming Urban Poverty, which focuses on governing food systems to alleviate poverty in three secondary cities.
Khartoum is under strain. The city does not have the capacity to serve the high number of urban migrants that flock to it in search of work and better living conditions.