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21 August 2023

“We need to prepare the ground for urban growth” says Prof. Ivan Turok

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The HSRC’s Professor Ivan Turok chats to Hilaal TV about spatial mismatch and public transport amidst Cape Town’s recent devastating taxi stay-away.

As the ripples of a recent taxi stay away blend with the underlying currents of societal dynamics, one truth remains stark: spatial mismatch carries a profound impact. The threads of yesterday’s struggles are interwoven with the fabric of today’s challenges, disproportionately affecting the working-class and marginalised.

Imagine for a moment a world where this narrative could be rewritten, a reality where spatial geography is not a source of division but a catalyst for unity. A reality where justice finds its footing in the places we call home, where every corner of our cityscape is designed to empower, to uplift, and to provide opportunities for all. To help us re-imagine this, Prof Ivan Turok and Ndifuna Ikwazi’s Nikelwa Maqula share their thoughts on how collectively we can address the spatial injustice.

Watch the discussion:

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)