Welcome to Planning Africa 2016


SAPI is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the Gauteng Province for Planning Africa 2016. The Gauteng Province was in the forefront of the gold rush in the early 1800’s and continues to be the economic powerhouse of South Africa.

Gauteng has responded to industrialisation, urbanisation and migration in unique ways. Through the efforts of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane as well as the West Rand and Sedibeng, Gauteng is reshaping plans for the future.

The 7th Planning Africa Conference will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 3-6 July 2016.

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 in particular and the African continent more broadly.


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Technical Tour on the “Planning achievements towards the making of the Gauteng City Region”

Date: Sunday 3 July 2016

Departure Location: Sandton Gautrain Station at 09h:00

Cost of tour: R540

View the strides being made towards building the Gauteng City Region (GCR). Join a unique tour designed to display the planning achievements within the three metropolitan municipalities as well as the changing social fabric and transition of the GCR landscape.


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Conference Programme Synopsis

Sunday 3rd July 2016 Technical Tour (optional)

“Planning achievements towards the making of the Gauteng City Region”

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