Nomfundo Faith Dlamini is Programme Manager for Productive Cities at South African Cities Network. We explore various economic impacts on our cities and towns, key ingredients and steps to economic recovery and the main lessons taken from 2020, and how to use them going forward.
This episode is brought to you in partnership with South African Cities Network
Reflection on the state of cities report of 2016
How have our cities fared during 2020?
Impacts on inner-city business
Impact of corporates and larger businesses downscaling their operations
Impacts of remote working on our cities
Impact on our suburbs close to the city centres.
Key ingredients and steps to economic recovery
How smaller towns can rejuvenate themselves
Will cities be more or less inclusive (economically) over the next 5 years?
Main lessons taken from 2020 and how to use them going forward
About the Future Cities Africa and South African Cities Network Partnership
2020 has fundamentally changed the context in which South African municipalities govern and provide services. Future Cities Africa has partnered with South African Cities Network on a series of 4 episodes that look at how cities have fared during the pandemic and what fundamental lessons have been learned.
We cover: Economic recovery, Climate Change, Governance & Municipal Finance, and Built Environment
About Nomfundo Faith Dlamini
Nomfundo is the Programme Manager: Productive Cities at the South African Cities Network. Her work focuses on strengthening urban economies, job creation, and infrastructure investment through spatial transformation, expanding economic participation, and improving local economic governance. She is an urban and governance specialist in strategy development, governance, research, and policy development. Ms Dlamini has extensive intergovernmental experience and has previously worked in international, provincial, and local government executive levels.
She mainly draws scholarship within the disciplines of development studies, policy and public administration, international relations, and development planning to inform her work and research.
About The South African Cities Network (SACN)
The South African Cities Network (SACN) is an established network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience, and best practices on urban development and city management. Since 2002 the SACN’s objectives are to:
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