Urban Planning

Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song

The poet and urban planner was killed earlier this month. His friend and mentor Vonani Bila reflects on and honours the life of Moses Metileni

Take women’s rights into cities’ streets

'In many areas, urban space is, by default, male space'

How development banks can ‘shift the trillions’

Support is required for sustainable urban planning

New resistance to spatial transformation claims in City of Cape Town saga

​Divisions within the City of Cape Town are becoming even more apparent after spatial development policies received resistance.

Pervasive elitism blinds us to the bitter land battles in our cities

The urban land question is urgent and needs to be placed at the centre of our national conversation

Urban planners reach out to the people

Citizens are finally getting a chance to shape the cities they want to live in

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.

Rebuilding South Africa’s cities of the future

City planners are using smart design, creative technology and community feedback in their attempts to reformulate the apartheid city.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs