The urban nexus: putting people at the centre

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Oosthuizen
KEYWORDS: NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2030, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-sept-2019/urban-nexus
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11061

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Abstract

About 60% of South Africans are living in urban areas, and by 2030, this is projected to rise to more than 70%, according to the National Development Plan 2030. But cities are already struggling to keep up. Many communities have resorted to destructive protest action to express their dissatisfaction with housing, service delivery and access to economic opportunities. There is a need to restore communication and trust, HSRC CEO Prof Crain Soudien said at a recent symposium.