Johannesburg or Madrid‚ it doesn’t matter. It is all the same‚ really — at least when it comes to challenges facing the world major cities. This week Gauteng plays host to 137 mayors and experts from around the world for the annual Metropolis convention. The Metropolis is a global network of major cities and metropolitan areas from around the world. Through the organisation‚ cities are able to connect and share expertise to tackle global issues. The conference‚ under the theme Inclusive metropolitan cities and city-regions, is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre‚ and delegates are expected to discuss issues related to urban marginalisation‚ exclusion‚ inequality and injustice. This week delegates will also be visiting some of Gauteng’s most challenging hotspots‚ including in Tshwane‚ Soweto‚ Diepsloot and Ekurhuleni. Other issues delegates will discuss include policies and practices necessary to build inclusive cities and challenges in addressing social inclusion and governa...

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