South African Cities Studies Conference (31 August – 4 September 2020)

The South African Cities Studies Conference was held virtually this year, co-hosted by the South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning at the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University; the Gauteng City-Region Observatory and the Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies at the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits.

I presented my recently published article on the structural causes for municipal malfunction in South Africa’s Emfuleni municipality (which you can read here), in a session entitled “Governance, Politics, Power and Finance”, chaired by Danga Mughogho from the South African Cities Network and also featuring contributions from Matt Glaser, Johandri Wright, Glen Robbins, Liza Cirolia and Gilbert Seame.

Much as I’m not a fan of virtual conferencing, the SACSC was extremely well organised and I found all the sessions that I attended very stimulating and well-run.


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