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Future Cities Africa Webinars 

Shaping the Future of African Cities through Digital Interaction

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Future Cities Africa

01 January 2022

Future Cities Africa


uKESA Librarian 2


South Africa

About Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa (FCA) is a knowledge platform hosting digital discussions with thought leaders and experts at the forefront of major trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting the future of African Cities. Digital discussions can be accessed on demand and the content is evergreen! It also has the ability to reach a continental and international audience, helping all stakeholders stay informed. FCA discussions cover a broad range of sectors and industries ranging from technology, government, built environment, energy, mobility, climate change, finance, citizen centric services and more. The future for African cities are not set in stone, however through collaboration and sharing of knowledge we can stay informed and build together on a prosperous and exciting future for ourselves and our children.

Featured Discussions on Future Cities Africa

To learn and stay at the forefront of trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting what future African Cities will look like, watch Future Cities Africa full webinars below:

[1] Show #1: Visionary City Leader - Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis - City of Cape Town

In this first episode with the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis, we discuss what it means to be a visionary city leader, his 1st 100 days in office, how he will define success over his 5 year term, the importance of partnerships in solving complex problems, future-proofing Cape Town, how the role of the mayor has changed in recent times, and much more.

[2] Show #2:The South African Local Government Origins: Shaping The Current Landscape

Presented by Future Cities Africa and The Municipal Edge in partnership with Business Engineering.
Session outline:

  • Context and understanding of South African local government.
  • Regulatory frameworks and applicable legislations.
  • Ways of overcoming current local government landscape shortcomings.

[3] Show#3: Local Government Financial Management

Part 1: Audit Outcomes

Presented by Future Cities Africa and The Municipal Edge in partnership with Centre for Municipal Asset Management. 
Session outline:

  • Understanding the root cause of negative audit outcomes. 
  • Interventions required to improve audit outcomes.
  • The role of consultants and in-house officials.

Part 2: National Allocations/ Municipal Services Increases?

Presented by Future Cities Africa and The Municipal Edge in partnership with The CFO Foundation.

Session details:

  • Understanding municipal fiscal allocations, are they adequate?
  • Blockages in municipal grant spending.
  • Innovation in municipal revenue generation.

[4] Show #4: Beyond the Numbers: Strategies for Growing Local Economies

Presented by Future Cities Africa and The Municipal Edge in partnership with Leadership School of Business

Session outline:

  • Attracting investment to increase municipal rate base.
  • Stimulating local economic development and long term thinking. 
  • Enabling inclusive economic growth.

[5] Show #5: Unpacking Municipal Budget: Doing More with Less for the People

The Chief Director: Local Government Budget Analysis at National Treasury, Mr. Jan Hattingh,and Managing Director at MetGovisMetGovis: Integrated Property & Revenue Management Solutions, Ms. Janet Channing, took the lead as speakers in the final series’ session of South African Local Government Conversations, presented by Future Cities Africa and The Municipal Edge.

Session outline:

  • Understanding municipal budgeting, what informs it?
  • Strategies and solutions for doing more with less.
  • Public participation in modern times.

For more information, download the following presentations:

Click on this link to access all 6 webinars.


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