REFRACTIONS OF THE NATIONAL, THE POPULAR AND THE GLOBAL IN AFRICAN CITIES

: Bekker (S.), Croese (S.) & Pieterse (E.) eds.

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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.

Contributions include:

"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.