The South African Cities Network (SACN) was established in 2002 by the Minister for Provincial and Local Government, in collaboration with the mayors of South Africa’s largest cities and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), as an independent Section 21 company with the mandate to:
- Promote good governance and management in South African cities;
- Analyse strategic challenges facing South African cities, particularly in the context of global economic integration and national development challenges;
- Collect, collate, analyses, assess, disseminate and apply the experience of large city government in a South African context; and
- Promote shared-learning partnerships between different spheres of Government to support the management of South African cities.
The objective of the Good Hood Stories Initiative is to:
- Celebrate cases of good practice in cities across South Africa
- Demonstrate that good things are happening in our cities by different sectors of society
- Engage with residents of cities and spread the work and image of SACN into communities leading up to the launch of the SOCR
- Shift the perception that SACN’s commentary on Cities is dominated by a negative discourse
- Share the learnings of good practice from a number of projects to inspire future good practice across cities
See the Good Hood Stories Submissions on the SA Cities Network website: https://www.sacities.net/good-hood-stories/
The Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements (UISP) is one of the stories showcased on the website:
Join us in celebrating the Good Hood Stories by viewing the exhibition and submissions made to the South African Cities Network Good Hood Stories Initiative
These are stories of creativity, collaboration and innovation from across South African cities. From urban gardens to township cycling projects, to inner-city upliftment interventions, there is a lot to be proud of in our cities.