The majority of African cities are struggling with flooding, housing deficits and poor sewerage connectivity, all of which are caused by poor planning and rapid urbanisation.
Local government, neglected under apartheid in South Africa, was elevated in the 1996 constitution so as to strengthen democracy and help redress past inequities.
Slow down and embrace nature. The pandemic recovery offers an opportunity to put green and blue space as the focus of development to help in the fight against climate change and improve citizen's well-being.
Heating homes with excess heat from power plants instead of individual boilers seems like a climate no-brainer, but given its historical reliance on coal, does the technology have a place in the clean-energy transition?
And we're all using less electricity now.