The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) in collaboration with the country’s major cities (Johannesburg in Gauteng, Cape Town in Western Cape, and Durban in KwaZulu Natal) is organising a series of dialogues to reflect on appropriate approaches to governing diversity and building inclusive cities in South Africa. These dialogues build on a recognition that:
1.) The lack of proactive engagement limits cities potential to fulfil their developmental mandate and to offer protection, socio-economic prosperity and security equally to all residents, and; 2.) Municipalities are increasingly called to play a more significant role in the governance of human mobility and diversity.The dialogues will specifically focus on ‘local governance’. This means looking beyond state institutions to include the economic and informal mechanisms that regulate people, processes and places.