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Planning Africa



On 4 to 6 July 2016, the 7th Planning Africa conference of the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) was held in Johannesburg. Close to 400 delegates deliberated 126 abstracts prepared for conference. All three spheres of the government were present in one session of conference to reinforce the value and importance of planning.  During the conference Minister Radebe, announced that the planning function in government would be co-ordinated from the Presidency under his leadership.

The conference coincided with SAPI’s 20th anniversary. Over the 20 years SAPI has developed into a highly respected professional body. It has made a significant contribution to the reformation of planning in South Africa.  On 5 July SAPI National Awards and 20th Anniversary was celebrated.

SAPI thanks all delegates and sponsors as well as the host – Gauteng Province for the successful execution of the 7th Planning Africa Conference, our flagship activity to facilitate knowledge exchange, share ideas and showcase practice across the African planning fraternity.

The 8th Planning Africa Conference will be hosted by the – Western Cape Province in 2018.







The SAPI Planning Awards were established in 2008 to reflect on and recognise the valuable contributions that individuals and organisations make, to inspire their continued involvement and those of others and to promote the key role of the planning profession in public life.  It recognizes valuable contributions and extraordinary performance in all aspects of the planning profession and a strong awareness of the planning profession among related professions, all sectors and the general public.

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