IUDF Side Event at #WUF10

We will  be hosting a side event at WUF10 which will deliberate on a


10th Session of the World Urban Forum

The 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) is a gathering of  all stakeholders in sustainable urbanization to come together, join forces and build new partnerships. The theme for this years session is: "Cities of Opportunities: Connecting culture and innovation

Start Date: 08/02/2020
End Date: 13/02/2020
Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Local Government Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Symposium

Start Date: 25/07/2019
End Date: 26/07/2019
Time: 8:00 am
Venue: Durban International Convention Centre ICC Durban, KwaZulu Natal

2nd Annual Integrated Urban Development Grant Seminar

The seminar will impart information regarding the IUDG grant, a key instrument that enhances the realization of spatial transformation as well as the consolidation of infrastructure delivery in intermediate city municipalities.
The participants will be afforded the opportunity to engage on:

  • Application process for 2020/2021
  • Qualifying criteria for the grant
  • Targeted areas of support offered by DCoG and its Partners which include but are not limited to:
    • Access to technical assistance;
    • Access to Peer-to-Peer City learning network;
    • Access to development finance;
    • Long-term financial planning, credit ratings, project readiness et, al.
Start Date: 09/07/19
End Date: 10/07/19
Time: 8:30 am
Venue: Birchwood Hotel

2019 State of the Nation

The State of the Nation Address, at the annual opening of Parliament, is an address to the nation by the President of the Republic of South Africa. The President addresses a joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament, the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

Start Date: 07/02/2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Parliament, Cape Town

Municipal Demarcation Board Conference

The Municipal Demarcation Board will be hosting a two-day conference to reflect on the MDB’s role in driving spatial transformation.

Click here to view the conference programme.

Start Date: 31/01/2019
End Date: 01/02/2019
Time: 9:00 am
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre

Africities Summit 2018

Africities is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s flagship pan-African event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa. We mobilize communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level. For more information visit

Start Date: 20/11/2018
End Date: 24/11/2018
Venue: Marrakesh, Morocco

South African Urban Conference 2018

The 2018 South African Urban Conference will follow on from the 2017 event which focused specifically on communication and engaging with urban stakeholders on the content of the IUDF. At this follow up event, the aim is to further embed the IUDF agenda by focusing on what implementation means in practice. A series of sessions will focus on the themes and sub-themes and will be designed so that there are theoretical and evidence-based inputs but also space for thinking through what practical implementation of the IUDF means for the various spheres of government and in different sectors. Recognising the importance of a collective platform for engaging on the different urban interventions that are taking place and how these speak to the global and urban agendas, the partners have agreed to host this conference as an annual event, focused on encouraging dialogue on urban issues in South Africa. For more information visit

Start Date: 30/10/2018
End Date: 31/10/2018
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: The Forum, Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg

Planning Africa 2018

SAPI is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the Western Cape Province to deliver Planning Africa 2018. The 8th Planning Africa Conference will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 14-17 October 2018. The Western Cape is one of Africa’s leading travel destinations. Local partners supporting the conference are the City of Cape Town, Drakenstein Municipality, Stellenbosch Municipality and South African Local Government Association (SALGA). The conference will build on the outcomes of previous conferences relating to the role of planners and the value of planning in the development and growth of South Africa and the African continent more broadly. For more information visit

Start Date: 4/10/2018
End Date: 17/10/2018
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

3rd Karoo STR Conference

The 3rd Karoo STR Conference will be held by SALGA in partnership with the Dr Beyers Naude and Sarah Baartman municipalities under the theme Small Towns New Futures, on the 9th to 10th October 2018 in Graaff-Reinet. At this gathering delegates will discuss large scale projects to be rolled out in the Karoo as well as the readiness of municipalities for these processes, progress on the implementation of the declaration of the 2017 STR conference, the commitments of stakeholders to support the Karoo initiative and lastly; the Regional Inter-Municipal Cooperation Protocol / Agreement. The declaration taken at this conference will inform the plan of action for the Karoo STR Initiative for the next year. For more information visit

Start Date: 9/10/2018
End Date: 10/10/2018
Venue: Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

10th BRICS Summit

The 2018 BRICS summit is the tenth annual BRICS summit, an international relations conference attended by the heads of state of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Start Date: 25/07/2018
End Date: 27/07/2018
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

4th International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure (ICTI 2018)

The fourth International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure will be held in Pretoria.

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Start Date: 09/07/2018
End Date: 12/07/2018
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) Pretoria, South Africa

BRICS Friendship Cities & Local Government Cooperation Forum

This two day forum will focus on cities and local government cooperation.

Start Date: 28/06/2018
End Date: 29/06/2018
Venue: Buffalo City

CSP Partnering for Growth – Peer learning programme

CSP presents a peer learning programme on partnering for urban growth.

For more information visit

Start Date: 20/06/2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay, venue to be confirmed

CSP Planning Reforms Seminar

The Cities Support Programme presents a seminar on planning reforms.

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Start Date: 13/06/2018
Time: 9:00 am
Venue: Protea Hotel, Centurion, Gauteng

Land and property in a contested terrain

The South African Journal on Human Rights and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies invite you to join them for a colloquium on land and property. Panel discussions will include a wide range of topics from different disciplines including law and sociology. The main colloquium will take place from 08:30 – 17:00 and will be followed immediately by a facilitated conversation with Adv Tembeka Ngcukaitobi (author of The Land is Ours) and Stha Yeni (national coordinator of Tshintsha Amakhaya).

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Start Date: 02/07/2018
Time: 8:30 am
Venue: Chalsty Centre, Wits University School of Law, Wits, Johannesburg

Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference 2018

The Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference will bring together municipalities, industry experts and key stakeholders in local government infrastructure financing. The conference aims to ‘Facilitate Shared Learning between Municipalities’ through creating a platform to explore, deliberate and share ideas on innovative infrastructure funding mechanisms for South African municipalities. The conference will discuss topical innovative infrastructure funding streams, including but not limited to municipal bonds, municipal pooled financing, municipal project finance, public private partnerships, special purpose vehicles and tax incremental financing.

To register click here

Start Date: 13/06/2018
End Date: 15/06/2018
Time: 9:00 am
Venue: Emperors Palace, Gauteng

Executive Leadership Programme

National Treasury, the City Support Programme and GIBS are hosting a five-day Executive Leadership Programme 'Leading future cities: navigation today's complexity' for invited city leaders.

Start Date: 09/04/2018
End Date: 13/04/2018
These partners have been supporting the IUDF:
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