The Rapid Urbanisation of African Cities – How to Avoid a Demographic Crisis

Host: Marie-Noelle | Guest: Archimedes Muzenda

Africa’s cities are growing. Fast. Some 500 million people live in one of the continent’s already burgeoning metropolises. Another 800 million are set to join them by 2050.

Unless action is taken, Africa will have to deal with a demographic crisis the scale of which has never been seen before. But how bad could it really get? And what does the right action look like?

This week Marie-Noelle was joined by Archimedes Muzenda, an author and former fellow at The Brenthurst Foundation who now works as a Senior Research Associate at the African Urban Institute, to find out more.

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