92 episodes

Future Cities Africa hosts digital discussions with thought leaders and experts at the forefront of major trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting the future of African Cities.

Major drivers such as rapid urbanisation, health crisis, climate change, inadequate infrastructure, technology advancement and more are creating an urgent need for African Cities to become sustainable, livable and workable.

New ways of thinking about governance, funding, mobility, urban planning and design, construction and implementation of projects coupled with major advancements in technology like 5G, blockchain, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, data science, machine learning, renewable energy and more give promise of an uncertain but exciting future.

To learn and stay at the forefront of trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting what future African Cities will look likesSubscribe to stay informed.

Future Cities Africa podcast Dan @ Future Cities Africa

    • Technology

Future Cities Africa hosts digital discussions with thought leaders and experts at the forefront of major trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting the future of African Cities.

Major drivers such as rapid urbanisation, health crisis, climate change, inadequate infrastructure, technology advancement and more are creating an urgent need for African Cities to become sustainable, livable and workable.

New ways of thinking about governance, funding, mobility, urban planning and design, construction and implementation of projects coupled with major advancements in technology like 5G, blockchain, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, data science, machine learning, renewable energy and more give promise of an uncertain but exciting future.

To learn and stay at the forefront of trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting what future African Cities will look likesSubscribe to stay informed.

    Food for Thought: The Future of Agribusiness

    Food for Thought: The Future of Agribusiness

    Ruby Swigelaar is Head of the Agribusiness Investment Promotion Unit at Wesgro. In episode 6 of the 10 episode Wesgro Series on Future Cities Africa we discuss: Food for Thought: The Future of Agribusiness.
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with Wesgro

    Listen or watch to understand:
    Breakdown of her role at Wesgro. The important role Wesgro plays within the sector. The future of agribusiness. How industries in agribusiness are innovating globally. How industries in agribusiness are innovating in the Western Cape. The Western Cape’s key markets for agribusiness produce and products. The Western Cape’s competitive advantage when it comes to agribusiness. Visit: www.futurecitiesafrica.com

    • 14 min
    Bright Young Minds: Paulina Mamogobo

    Bright Young Minds: Paulina Mamogobo

    Paulina Mamogobo is a Director of Trade and Investment Promotion at KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

    Listen or watch to explore:
    Intro to her role at KZNEDTEA and why it is important. Major challenges in the sectors she work in and how it is being addressed. Her approach to solving challenges in her professional life. How she prioritises what is most important. The importance of having a curious mind. Her approach to continues learning and how she stays on top of trends and new developments. Habits required to stay relevant in the workplace. How, as a young South African, she is making sense of what is going on in the country and the world. Her vision for future cities, potential barriers and solutions. Advice to young people to remain hopeful of the future. About the Bright Young Minds Show on Future Cities Africa
    Africa has the youngest population in the world. By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 percent of the world's youth and account for 75 percent of the those under age 35 in Africa. Young peoples' experiences, ideas, choices and preferences help shape the future of cities. The ‘Bright Young Minds show’ gives a voice to some of the brightest young minds to share their thought leadership, how they solve problems, their vision for future cities, how we can achieve this vision, and give hope to a younger generation.
    Visit: www.futurecitiesafrica.com/all-future-cities-africa-podcasts.php

    • 25 min
    Bright Young Minds: Felix Kariba

    Bright Young Minds: Felix Kariba

    Felix Kariba is an urban and regional development expert with broad experience supporting urban governance and formulation of development policies and strategies, as a practitioner and researcher for international organisations, local and national governments, the private sector, and non-profit organisations.
    Listen or watch to explore:
    Intro to his background, past work at the Cities Alliance, and more. The biggest challenge facing Africa’s youth and how it can be addressed. [60% of Africans today are under 25 and approx 11million young African’s are unemployed while the job market can only produce 3.7million jobs annually]. Ensuring we leave no one behind. How African youth should be groomed to enable them to have the right skills set to contribute to the development of the continent. His approach to continues learning and how he stays on top of trends and new developments. How, as a young Kenyan, he is making sense of what is going on in Kenya and the world. His vision for future cities, potential barriers and solutions. Advice to young people to remain hopeful of the future. About the Bright Young Minds Show on Future Cities Africa
    Africa has the youngest population in the world. By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 percent of the world's youth and account for 75 percent of the those under age 35 in Africa.
    Young peoples' experiences, ideas, choices and preferences help shape the future of cities. 
    The ‘Bright Young Minds show’ gives a voice to some of the brightest young minds to share their thought leadership, how they solve problems, their vision for future cities, how we can achieve this vision, and give hope to a younger generation.
    Youth is the future of African cities.
    Visit: https://futurecitiesafrica.com/all-future-cities-africa-podcasts.php

    • 15 min
    Move Africa: Bongani Mthombeni-Möller, Director for Smart Mobility at Royal HaskoningDHV

    Move Africa: Bongani Mthombeni-Möller, Director for Smart Mobility at Royal HaskoningDHV

    Towards sustainable and smart mobility, this episode of the Move Africa show on Future Cities Africa is with Bongani Mthombeni-Möller, Director for Smart Mobility at Royal HaskoningDHV.

    Listen or watch to explore:
    Her career to date. Biggest challenges currently holding back progress in enabling smarter, sustainability mobility.  How these challenges can and currently are being addressed. Why industry collaboration make so much sense, but isn’t happening at the rate it should. The need for a comprehensive integrated master plan. How actual behavioural change can happen. Fresh thinking and new approaches currently ‘’in progress’’ to keep cities and ports accessible without compromising residents’ quality of life or the environment. Emerging technologies like electric vehicles, green hydrogen, and more. Her view on the key characteristics of a visionary and responsible leader. Her vision for the future of cities and how we can make it happen. About the Move Africa show on Future Cities Africa
    Faced with fast-growing urbanisation and motorisation rates, providing a sustainable response to Africa’s growing urban transport and mobility needs will be a struggle for most African cities.
    Towards sustainable and smart mobility, the Move Africa show gets into the minds of thought leaders and decision makers to explore challenges, opportunities, key actions, best practice and critical thinking to help Africa move forward.
    Visit: www.futurecitiesafrica.com

    • 19 min
    Bright Young Minds: Leah Moodaley

    Bright Young Minds: Leah Moodaley

    Leah Moodaley is a Communications Practitioner and Content Developer with nine years' multidisciplinary experience, predominantly within the public sector. She is currently Communications and Stakeholder Relations Officer at Coega Development Corporation.

    Listen or watch to understand:
    Overview of her role at Coega Development Corporation (CDC) and why it is important. Challenges she face in her work as a communicator in the public sector. Solutions to these challenges and what is actively being done to solve them. Her approach to solving challenges in her professional life. How she prioritises what is most important. Her approach to continues learning and how she stays on top of trends and new developments. How, as a young South African, she is making sense of what is going on in the country and the world. Her vision for our future cities, potential barriers and solutions. Advice to young people to remain hopeful of the future. About the Bright Young Minds Show on Future Cities Africa
    Africa has the youngest population in the world. By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 percent of the world's youth and account for 75 percent of the those under age 35 in Africa.
    Young peoples' experiences, ideas, choices and preferences help shape the future of cities. 
    The ‘Bright Young Minds show’ gives a voice to some of the brightest young minds to share their thought leadership, how they solve problems, their vision for future cities, how we can achieve this vision, and give hope to a younger generation. 
    Youth is the future of African cities.
    Visit: www.futurecitiesafrica.com

    • 12 min
    Visionary Leader Show: Leslie Ndawana

    Visionary Leader Show: Leslie Ndawana

    Visionary Leader Show on Future Cities Africa
    Leslie Ndawana is Principal Officer and Chief Executive Officer at the National Fund for Municipal Workers (NFMW). The fund has approx R23billion of assets under management.

    Listen or watch for insights on:
    Overview of his career and role at NFMW. The key characteristics of a visionary leader. What our public sector leaders are not getting right when leading their municipalities.  What needs to change and how change can happen. Thinking outside of the box.  How the role of a leader has changed in recent years, especially since the pandemic. The difference between complex and complicated. How he manages the complexity of his daily responsibilities and how he prioritises what is done first. Having a compelling vision and the ability to take charge. How he will define his success at the end of his career at NFMW. Responsible leadership. His vision for the future of cities. Visit: www.futurecitiesafrica.com

    • 22 min

Top Podcasts In Technology

Lex Fridman
Jack Rhysider
Jason Calacanis
Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
Vox Media Podcast Network
The Verge