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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of Africa’s ports

On the 26 August, Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development Tourism, addressed the African Ports Evolution 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The Western Cape Government, in collaboration with the City of Cape Town and the National Government, is developing a proposal for the redesign for the Port of Cape Town precinct.

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Mozambique’s Elite Development and Mass Poverty

A visit to Mozambique’s capital can be an experience in luxury. Maputo’s newly-built international airport sells aftershaves for $230 and bottles of Dom Perignon for $320. But for the majority of the country’s citizens, Mozambique represents something very different. GDP and growth rates say little of the distribution of wealth and living conditions, and the country’s incredible riches exist alongside crippling poverty.

Image: informal traders (Sheila Kamunyori)

Examining Nairobi’s split personality

In Kenya’s capital, the informal sector is closely tied to the formal economy. As the city heads toward world-class status, policymakers will need to make careful decisions about how best to accommodate the informal sector, writes Sheila Kamunyori.

6 of 17: It’s okay to be a green BRICS

During a press conference at COP17 this morning, Edna Molewa – Minister of Environmental Affairs in South Africa – called technological development ‘critical’ for cities to become more sustainable. In our sixth article in a series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17, Alistair Mackay recalls his time in South America a few months ago. In particular the efforts being made by Brazil as a whole, in tackling climate change. He attributes the good quality of air to the use of gas by many vehicles and the development of the Rio metro system. He questions whether emerging nations are truly committed to mitigating the effects of Climate Change, which is achievable along with high economic growth.