The Civil Engineer
Akin Adesokan on the life of Herbert Macaulay a Nigerian politician, engineer, journalist and musician whose nous for political strategy and theatre awoke democracy in colonial Lagos
From the editors
Knowledge is empirical and accretive, plural not singular, a constellation of possibilities rather than a set of known variables
The difference between responding to the urban challenge with infrastructure and investing in the urban potential of India will get more complicated in future
Musician Neo Muyanga, and DJ/Editor Ntone Edjabe’s Pan African Space Station is an experiment in music, writing and city mapping. They tell us how it all began.
African universities and centres of learning will have to radically rethink their functioning to be relevant and effective in a period of urban change.
Urbanisation & the Transition to the Future
A fragmented sense of urban belonging defines the South African urban psyche and cuts across different social and cultural groups
Ghetto to Gallery
Situated at the southeastern edge of Cape Town’s inner city, Woodstock is an ethnically, religiously and financially diverse community. Gentrification is, however, changing the outlook for many of its long-time residents.
Diepsloot has no local or community media covering its complex problems and aspirations
Radio, Nigerian Style
How a Pidgin English radio station in Lagos is connecting with residents
Teaching for Tomorrow
Edgar Pieterse speaks to Aromar Revi, the institute’s future-orientated director, about his revolutionary approach to curriculum and imagining what is possible.
In the slow lane
Gauteng’s private motorists, road tolls, taxis and the hope of public transport