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The process involves working closely with the City and stakeholders to identify key goals, mandates and agendas that prioritisation needs to support. In addition to this we unpack with the City what sustainability would mean in their context over a 30 year time horizon. We will then establish a context to the prioritisation, measuring and evaluating a City’s base case and performing a needs analysis. During this time we will be collecting relevant policy statements, performance data and data on various measures of sustainability.
Cities are burdened with aging and failing infrastructure in some areas on the one hand, as well as huge development and service delivery needs in previously disadvantaged areas on the other. In many cities across Africa, government institutions that are charged with the responsibility of delivering and maintaining infrastructure have become stretched by skills shortages and increased maintenance responsibilities.
Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote has sharply criticised SA’s black economic empowerment (BEE) laws, calling them an obstacle to investment from other African states and a brake on intracontinental trade. Mr. Dangote said SA’s BEE laws and policies would have to be reviewed in order to attract more investment from Africa to SA and to encourage all Africans to participate in SA’s economy. Mr. Dangote is listed as number 43 on the Forbes Richest List and is considered to be the richest man in Africa by Forbes Magazine.