City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality: Building a sustainable economy on a bedrock of integrity

Johannesburg is not only the financial and commercial heart of South Africa, but also represents one of the most powerful economic centres on the African Continent. Covering an area of over 1,644 square kilometres, the Metropolitan area is the most densely populated and urbanised municipality in South Africa, home to over 3.8 million people. That…

Development Bank of Southern Africa: A positive approach to financing change

African nations continue to strive for a level playing field with other parts of the world, when it comes to socio-economic development. The role of institutions like the Development Bank of Southern Africa play an integral part in providing economic impetus for change. The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) was established in 1983 to…

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality: The catalyst for a thriving economic community

Municipalities across South Africa face a stream of socio-economic challenges, with sustainability high on the list of priorities. In Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, a series of shrewd projects is helping to improve the way of life for over 800,000 people. Buffalo City is a metropolitan municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province and encompasses the towns…

Municipal Council of Mbabane: The catalyst for socio-economic development

The partnership between public and private sector continues to help drive through infrastructure and socio-economic improvement across Africa. However the involvement of local community engagement should not be underestimated, particularly in the context of local government activity. The Municipal Council of Mbabane is accomplishing necessary work through both channels, with the result an improved road…

eThekwini Municipality: Blending the mix of past and present for a thriving, modern city

Blending the past with the fast-pace and technology of a thriving modern city is no easy matter. Adding in the demands for infrastructure development, eThekwini Municipality has accomplished much from its ‘2010 and Beyond’ programme. With beautiful countryside, battlefields and rich history, along with the stunning coastline, Durban has become a popular tourist spot. Tourism…