The South African Cities Network: Towards championing the urban agenda of South Africa

South African Cities Network

This paper examines the emergence and role of the South African Cities Network (SACN) in the South African urban policy landscape. Since its establishment in 2002 the SACN has evolved as an organisation, which plays an increasingly influential role in defining and framing the urban agenda in South Africa.

The article reviews the form, functions, role and practice of the SACN and highlights the role it has assumed in driving urban policy development issues. The argument presented is based on key stakeholder interviewers conducted with the leadership of the SACN and an analysis of the policy reports and outputs generated by the organisation.

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Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher Local Economy (Sage Journals)
Year 2015
Other Numbers Online first
DOI 10.1177/0269094215613511
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