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- DocumentCooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Government of South Africa, 2016In 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas, announcing the 21st century as the urban century. The world’s attention is on the pivotal role of cities and identifying alternative pathways for urban development that address poverty reduction and sustainable development.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2008South Africa is continuing to urbanise, perhaps not as rapidly as some developing countries but certainly at a rate which has generated a considerable degree of policy anguish over its accompanying rising levels of urban poverty.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2008he aim of the paper is to articulate necessary state interventions to improve transport services for the urban poor in South Africa. The paper forms part of a larger study intended to inform a strategic response to the challenges of the “second economy” in the South African urban areas.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2008This paper looks at the duality of urban contexts in South Africa that is of unprecedented opulence on the one hand and remarkable deprivation on the other.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2008Small towns are now seen as a necessary and important link to the development of rural regions, and the role of small towns as service centres, within a hierarchy of settlements, is emphasised. However, whereas the focus in the 1960s was on large-scale infrastructural projects, the new approach is to focus on developing local initiatives and resources for local development.DocumentUrban LandMark, 2011There are no simple solutions for leveraging the project inputs required for the success of township development projects. In most cases, such projects require long planning and implementation periods, the involvement of numerous agencies, and ample persistence and skill.DocumentUrban LandMark, 2009Townships form an integral part of the South African urban system. The typical city or town contains a mix of the following elements:DocumentUrban LandMark, 2009It is essential to consider township markets when planning for renewal and economic development. Planners and practitioners need to be aware of how interventions will affect different markets. This module within the township renewal sourcebook discusses economic development in townships and highlights the interlinked markets that operate within this setting.DocumentUrban LandMark, 2009The purpose of this module within the township renewal sourcebook is to outline a broad understanding of the main challenges in township renewal, and the developmental outcomes that can be targeted in this context. Given the complex and varied nature of developmental challenges in South African townships, this module focuses on key problems and highlights a systematic approach to renewal.DocumentUrban LandMark, 2011A strong theme in this study is that it is better to be proactively accountable and to practice open democracy than face protests and civil disobedience. The study uses examples from a number of African countries, including South Africa, as opportunities for township and local government practitioners to gain new ideas and learn about what can be done and how.