Local Government Energy Summit affirms positive change, innovation and bold action needed to create a sustainable energy future

SALGA, the South African Local Government Association, hosted the first Local Government Energy Summit, from 7 to 9 March 2018, in Gauteng, South Africa. Over 700 delegates from municipalities, including mayors, municipal managers, and technical officials, as well as a range of organisations, attended the three day summit, with the theme "Defining the Energy Future of Local Government".



ToR for a service provider to undertake a project mid-term reflection and offer technical support

ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center, together with project partners SwedBio and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, have designed a cutting edge project – Urban Natural Assets for Africa – to support the local implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets to conserve and protect nature in cities in sub-Sahara Africa. The UNA Rivers component of this project is being implemented through generous funding from the Swedish International Development...



​Mayor of Tshwane and ICLEI Africa Regional Director meet to discuss African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum

Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane and ICLEI Africa Regional & Global Executive Committee Member, Solly Msimanga, met with ICLEI Africa Regional Director, Kobie Brand, on 8 March to discuss the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF). This regular pan-African event is hosted by the City of Tshwane, South Africa, and will take place this year from 5 to 7 June 2018. The Mayor and Regional Director discussed plans for ICLEI to...



ToR for institutional scoping and development of a framework for the localisation of the SDGs

ICLEI - LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY - AFRICA SECRETARIAT - Seeks to appoint a service provider to undertake an institutional scoping and development of a framework for the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets and indicators



ICLEI Africa engages with 50 African cities on Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction is essential in African cities, not only to deal with real-time disasters, but also to proactively enact policies, plans and actions that reduce the impact of future disasters.



Watershed ruling for Cape Town’s rivers, floodplains and wetlands

The Western Cape High Court’s judgment in the Disa River case can be described as a watershed ruling for the preservation of Cape Town’s rivers, floodplains, and wetlands. The court has ordered the developer of the Hout Bay Beach Club to remove the soil, general rubble, and fill that was placed within the floodplain of the Disa River within 45 days. Read more below:



A warm welcome to our newest member

ICLEI Africa is proud to welcome its newest member, Cape Winelands District Municipality. Cape Winelands is a prominent South African district located in the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest of the six recognised floral kingdoms of the world, as well as one of the most fragile.



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