Cities of Hope: Young people and opportunities in South Africa’s cities

Although about 60 percent of South Africans live in urban areas, the country is comparatively under-urbanised and key policy makers remain ambivalent about the desirability of further urbanisation. International experience shows that there are considerable economic and employment benefits to be derived from the dynamic urbanisation process and from managing cities well. South Africa’s future is overwhelmingly urban. Government at all levels should recognise the critical importance of cities as arenas for higher economic growth, jobs and opportunities.This is the conclusion of CITIES OF HOPE: Young people and opportunity in South Africa’s cities, a new report from the Centre for Development and Enterprise.

Full text: CITIES OF HOPE_Young people and opportunity in South Africaís cities (executive summary)


Publication Type Report
Publisher Centre for Development and Enterprise
Year 2014
Editor(s) Creamer Media Reporter
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