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Addis

Playing the Housing Lottery in Africa’s Political Capital

Ethiopia is one of the most heavily populated countries in the world, yet also one of the least urbanised. Over the past 35 years its urban population has doubled. Faced with a chronic housing shortage in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, officials have had to innovate

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Anatomy of a failure

Energy is not singularly the preserve of the empathetic state, but a profitable growth sector. Tshwane’s failed prepaid smart metering system offers a case study of what happens when technology and finance are applied to a pressing need

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Soweto

Yes We Can!!!

Words: Joonji Mdjogolo | Photography: Sydelle Willow Smith Soweto will never be free of its political history. It is written in stone, at venues like the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum in Orlando West, which commemorates the student revolt of 1976, and in Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication in Kliptown, the oldest township in Soweto, where […]

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An Island of Exception

A thriving commercial centre in south Delhi, Hauz Khas Village is notorious for its unscrupulous landlords who have transformed this neighbourhood, officially dismissed as a rural enclave, into a destination for pleasure-seekers

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Bridging the divided city

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, is scheduled to stage two of the world’s largest sporting events. The city is modernising in anticipation, employing sophisticated management technologies and unusual transportation mechanisms. Unavoidably, given the immense expenditure and quixotic nature of some of the infrastructure projects, questions have arisen: at what cost, and for whose […]

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Rewriting the City

São Paulo’s ubiquitous graffiti and pixação are subverting notions of power and authorship in the production of urban public texts.

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