This article is a summary of the guest speaker presentation by Mr. Gundo Maswime at the SARChI Chair for Inclusive Cities, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Seminar Series titled An Engineering perspective of Inclusive Development on the 30th of July 2020.
This article is a summary of the guest speaker presentation by Dr. Yashaen Luckan at the SARChI Chair for Inclusive Cities, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Seminar Series titled Layers of Urban Complexity: Towards a Humanistic Approach to Inclusive Cities on the 25th of June 2020.
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Lecturer, Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu (35), was recently appointed as the first SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities in South Africa. The Chair is co-funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and South African Cities Network.
In essence, women are the ones who are most responsible for holding communities together. With such proximity to the communities, they are well located to emphatically and positively influence the design and implementation of prevention activities and community engagement. This is because women play a critical role; as household managers and frontline economic and health workers, thus they face a higher risk of exposure
There is a well established nexus between uncontrolled urbanisation, rapid population growth, spatial inequality and the state of African vulnerability to health related crises. The prepositions have mentioned that urban Africa remains a breeding ground for infectious disease, while its residents have found ways to spread such diseases to neighboring towns during outbreaks. The beat-up position is that critical factors that influence health outcomes in Africa cities include socio-economic inequalities, global environmental change and urbanization, exacerbated by weak urban planning practices.
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