187pp., illus., maps, paperback, Somerset West, 2021
This book draws on a selection of the papers presented at a conference hosted by the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study and the African Centre for Cities on 1 August 2017.
Case studies of metropolitan cities in nine African countries, including South Africa, Angola and Zimbabwe.
"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.