Updated : March 5, 2018

Local Government Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Symposium

Date : 25/07/19- 26/07/19 - Venue : Durban International Convention Centre ICC Durban, KwaZulu Natal - Time : 08:00 am

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.

Date : 09/07/19- 10/07/19 - Venue : Birchwood Hotel - Time : 08:30

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).

Date : 7/02/2019 - Venue : Parliament, Cape Town - Time : 19:00

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.

Date : 31/01/2019 – 1/02/2019 - Venue : Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre - Time : 09:00

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

Date : 20/11/2018 – 24/11/2018 - Venue : Marrakesh, Morocco - Time : N/A

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

Date : 30/10/2018 – 31/10/2018 - Venue : The Forum, Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg - Time : 10:00

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

Date : 4/10/2018 - 17/10/2018 - Venue : Cape Town International Convention Centre - Time : N/A

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

Date : 9/10/2018 – 10/10/2018 - Venue : Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape - Time : N/A

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.

Date : 25-27 July 2018 - Venue : Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg - Time : N/A

4th International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure (ICTI 2018)

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

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Date : 9 – 12 July 2018 - Venue : CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) Pretoria, South Africa - Time : N/A

These partners have been supporting the IUDF: