Important Notices

Conference Invitation: Partnership for Action: Improving Land Governance and Management in Africa, 15 - 17 Aug 2017 - South Africa

The GLTN’s Urban Civil Society Organization Cluster, UN-Habitat and Habitat for Humanity’s Solid Ground campaign invite you to a multi-stakeholder regional conference on land governance and management in Pretoria, South Africa from 15 - 17 August 2017, titled Partnership for Action: Improving Land Governance and Management in Africa.

Call for Papers - Transit-Oriented Development @ 25

Journal of Planning Education and Research
Focus Issue Topic: Transit-Oriented Development @ 25
Peter Calthorpe’s book, The Next America Metropolis: Ecology, Community and the American Dream coined the term Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in 1993. 25 years later the term ‘TOD’ generates over 9 million hits on Google and 450,000 results on Google Scholar. This focus issue, both reflective and prospective, seeks articles that examine how the concept evolved and has affected the urban planning profession across the United States and the globe.

South Africa Planning Education Research (SAPER) Survey

The University of the Free State and The University of Birmingham (UK) were awarded a joint ESRC/NRF higher education grant in October of last year to study Urban Planning education in South Africa. As part of this project we are conducting a survey to assess to planning practioners views of the appropriateness, usefulness and impact of the current urban planning curriculum in South African Higher Education

PhD and MPhil Scholarship opportunities_KNUST

Admission of Candidates into Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Planning and Development Studies

In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme (Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa)

Funded by
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Call for Candidates (LGSETA-SAPI Mentorship Programme)

SAPI invites interested and eligible candidates to be part of the LGSETA-SAPI Mentorship Programme towards aiming at professional registration of the candidates. The programme is targeted to support Town Planning candidates to develop the necessary competencies required for their professional registration. Further details about background, requirements for candidates, submission process and application form can be downloaded from the attached files.

1. Call for Candidates (LGSETA-SAPI Mentorship Programme)
2. Application Form for Candidates


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  • Promote yourself as a member of a leading planning body and utilise the MSAPI (Member of SAPI) badge;
  • Be part of a knowledge sharing network by receiving key information via website and e-mail updates;
  • Receive a discount equivalent to your annual SAPI membership fees for the premier planning event in the South African calendar (Planning Africa conferences);

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The purpose and aim of the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) is to enhance the art and science of sustainable local, regional and national human and physical development planning, and the theory and practise relating thereto:


  • to promote the profession of planning in South Africa;
  • to promote a high level of professionalism and ethical conduct in the broad interests


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