187pp., illus., maps, paperback, Somerset West, 2021
Case studies of metropolitan cities in nine African countries, including South Africa, Angola and Zimbabwe. Draws on papers presented at a conference hosted by the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study and the African Centre for Cities in August 2017
"Lip Service: how voices from the informal settlements were sidelined during the first decade of local democracy in South Africa" by Liela Groenewald
"Local Government as the Stage for Resistance: strategies and tactics of opposing mega projects in Gauteng" by Margot Rubin
"Popular protests and the limits of civil society in the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe: 2011 to 2016" by Ngonidzashe Marongwe
"Africa's New Dubai? Intersections between the global and the local in the redevelopment of the Bay of Luanda, Angola" by Sylvia Croese.