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By Hluma Luvo Ralane Waterfall City, nestled in the heart of South Africa, has emerged as the continent's fastest-growing mixed-use lifestyle precinct, drawing global attention as a premier destination for corporations seeking modern and strategically located spaces for their African operations.

Enhancing Africa-US City Partnerships: Insights from the Africa-US Cities Conference The Africa-US Cities Conference represents the culmination of numerous activities and partnerships centred around the principles and practices of city diplomacy. This includes citizen and digital diplomacy, as well as the

By Hluma Luvo Ralane Explicit examples of engendered environments include the public transport that women and young girls use every day to get to cities, which are male-dominated sectors. (Photo by PABALLO THEKISO / AFP) This month is known as Urban October and

On 15-17 February 2023 the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS), University of the Witwatersrand, held the Inaugural Multidisciplinary Dialogue on Africa-U.S. City Relations, which sought to serve as a catalyst for addressing social, economic, political

By Hluma Luvo Ralane Cities worldwide are emerging as influential actors on the global stage, prompting local governments to enhance global competitiveness and responsiveness through sister-city cooperation. These partnerships facilitate the exchange of technology, resources, and knowledge, fostering long-term relationships between

Johannesburg skylineChris7cn (talk)/Wikipedia 7 FEBRUARY 2023 ANALYSIS By Hluma Luvo Ralane The African Centre for the Study of the United States is hosting the Africa-U.S. Cities Conference from February 15, 2023 to February 17, 2023 in Johannesburg, with the Sister Cities International, a U.S.-based

Partially lit office buildings on the city skyline during a loadshedding power outage period, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Leon Sadiki/Bloomberg via Getty Images) South Africa, like most developing nations, is plagued with systemic issues of which the ongoing energy crisis has

The African Centre for the Study of the United States (Johannesburg) analysis By Bob Wekesa Johannesburg — Since assuming office in January 2021, the Biden administration has appreciably walked the talk with regards to robustly re-engaging Africa. Review Biden’s Africa moves

ByDaQuan Lawrence PublishedSeptember 28, 2022 Image courtesy of  the African Centre for the Study of the U.S. at the University of Witwatersrand. The Center for African Studies (CfAS) at Howard University is currently partnering with the African Centre for the Study of the

Discussion Paper23 July 2021Developed by Leaza Jernberg and Bob WekesaIntroduction and BackgroundThis discussion paper is intended to start a process leading to the establishment of the Africa-US Cities Research Group, by clarifying the initiative, its purpose, agenda, and potential deliverables.