Given the past twenty years of democracy, many in South Africa are asking: what will come next?
How will the country continue to grow and develop in an inclusive way, especially in the face of large-scale urbanisation and the slowing of economic growth? As reflected by the Minister of Economic Development, truly “infrastructure is the catalyst that can change this country.” Continued infrastructure development will create more jobs and increase the status of the middle class. Yet education is also crucial, as infrastructure alone cannot address the large socioeconomic divides the country continues to witness. The following video clip presents this debate, and forecasts a future for the country that is promising, as long as today’s challenges are addressed. How might you envision South Africa and her cities over the next 16 years?
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