About Aurecon

As a leading engineering, management and specialist technical services company, Aurecon is proud to be a founding member of the Our African City Dialogue.

Aurecon specialises in many of the markets that will be addressed throughout the dialogue, transport, water, built environment and construction. Our African City aims to kick-start an inclusive discussion that Aurecon’s teams have been posing for quite some time, namely: what does a future African city look like? We are excited about drawing on our expertise surrounding innovative, futuristic city planning and working with local government to find out how the best concepts, technologies and ideas can be appropriately implemented in Africa.

Aurecon is the largest engineering consulting group in South Africa and provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally. With an office network extending across 27 countries, Aurecon has been involved in projects in over 80 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas.

Aurecon South Africa has positioned itself to be Future ready, Proudly South African and An agent for change.

Please visit aurecongroup.com for further information.

About SALGA

At South African Local Government Association (SALGA), we value the role that municipalities need to play in shaping the future of our communities and cities. SALGA is proud to be a founding member of the Our African City dialogue. Many local government bodies need to deal with rapid urbanisation, historic segregation and aging infrastructure. The Our African City dialogue will serve as a platform for us to get together with other forward-thinking stakeholders and create a space where we can plan how we are going
to transform the cities in which we operate. One of SALGA’s key roles is to transform local government to enable it to fulfil its developmental role – we see Our African City as a key platform to enable our members to realise this role.

Please visit salga.org.za for further information

About PwC

PwC (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 183 000 people in 161 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.

In South Africa we are the only firm with offices in all nine provinces. Although the head office is in Johannesburg, we have offices in all major centres across South Africa. PwC is not just bigger than many professional services firms. Our structure and culture enable us to be fundamentally different as well. Our people are focused on issues that matter to our clients and all our stakeholders, namely building trust, creating sustainable value, and providing leadership.

We have chosen to partner with Local Government to create and support sustainable Municipalities. Our approach is based on a strategic partnership where we work with Municipalities and their stakeholders to co-design, co-implement and sustain new ways of working to deliver on their core mandate. Our vision is to create new perspectives for cities, regions and their citizens. We also support the development of new arenas for a mutual dialogue with leaders in cities as a tool for growth, sustainable development and knowledge sharing, resulting in optimised synergy and added value for people, organisations and companies living in cities and regions.

Our team includes leading thinkers and people with direct hands-on experience who understand and dedicate their efforts to supporting sustainable government strategies. With our industry knowledge we are able to stimulate the debate on public services and have a point of view in a wide range of key issues for governments and the public sector across the world.

Please visit pwc.com for further information.

Our mission is to work with government to deliver public value and sustainable growth – creating the government of the future for the citizens of tomorrow today