26 October 2017
EThekwini Hosts Urban Week - 30 October to 03 November 2017
Delegates from all over Africa will descend on Durban shores to take part in the Urban Week, comprising of three events linked to urban safety and urbanisation.
The week will kick-off with the South African Urban Conference on Monday, 30 October. The session will look at the overview of the current state of city economies and intermediate towns. This will be used to lead into a discussion of what specific steps can be taken to further unlock the “inclusive economic growth” potential of cities. The day will end off with a media briefing to unpack the programme for the week. The media briefing is scheduled for 13h00 at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Press Conference Room.
Tuesday, 31 October will be the World Cities Day Celebration. The Day is expected to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanisation, push forward co-operation among countries in meeting opportunities and address challenges of urbanisation. It will also contribute to sustainable urban development around the world. The day will end with a tour to the C3 Corridor, the transport infrastructure that spans from the North of the City to the Inner West.
The African Forum on Urban Safety (AFUS) Learning Exchange takes place from 01 – 03 November. The learning exchange will see various mayors from African countries and other experts exchange ideas and revising the safer cities guidelines for accelerated implementation of crime and violence prevention, self-organising as the key strategy for accelerated urban safety in cities and other issues related to urban safety.
The week-long programme will take place at Moses Mabhida Stadium and is hosted jointly by the National Department of Human Settlements, South African Cities Network (SACN), Department of Cooperative Governance, National Treasury, eThekwini Municipality and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN). Members of the media are invited to attend all activities.
Details of Press Briefing are as follows:
Date: Monday, 30 October
Time: 13h00
Venue: Press Briefing Room 1, Moses Mabhida Stadium
For inquiries and interviews, please call:
Department of Human Settlements: Teboho Montse 082 886 6721
Department of Cooperative Governance: Legadima Leso 083 378 9495
South African Local Government Association: Tahir Sema 082 940 3403
eThekwini Municipality: Vuyo Ndlovu 073 250 5704
South African Cities Network: Mayleen Vincent 082 488 0484
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