Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us

​In Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, the air people breathe is often so dangerous that it is killing them

Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms

Although the problems are enormous, cities can also offer unique opportunities to reduce poverty, deliver prosperity and economic development

Cities face 8 degrees of warming

Extra warming in cities thanks to the urban heat island effect will cost some nearly 11% of their GDP each year.

Vienna the best city in the world

The Mercer quality of life study has found that German-speaking cities dominate the top 10, with Vienna topping the list.

Beyond the inferno: How SA cities must green up or burn out

Our metros are killing us. Poor planning means that the heat islands trap air pollution – but SA’s cities think about ways to bring temperatures down.

Activists, academics explore Jo’burg’s myriad textures

Not even Google can agree which are the world's top cities: New York? London? Barcelona? Jo'burg? Berlin? São Paulo?

Metros wake up to energy shifts

But efficiency and sustainability are still at odds with the way in which our cities work when it comes to power.

US cities are swinging to the left

A union leader could be the next Chicago mayor, signalling a shift towards progressive politics.

Medellín’s ‘social urbanism’ a model for city transformation

The city of Medellín in Colombia has been transformed by strategies for people, places and jobs, writes Ivan Turok.

Growth and development strategy

A comment by Sibongile Mazibuko, the city manager of Mangaung.

‘Afropolis’: Cities of Africa stake a claim on the future

A new book titled "Afropolis" explores the notion that the city of the “third” world is going to be the prototypical city of the future.

The nine billion names of Midrand

Dissing Jo'burg's northern suburbs is, like, so last decade. Not if you have to venture that way at least twice a week.


The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories