Johannesburg, Africa’s World City: A Challenge to action – Executive summary

“The key theme of this series of path-breaking reports has been to focus stake- holders’ attention on the enormous impact of globalisation and the associated challenges facing South African cities. After decades of insular attention to race and apartheid, South African cities needed to refocus on economic issues, and the relationship between local development and international trends.This report challenges the nation and the city to face a stark choice. If Johannesburg continues on its current path it could slip off the list of ‘world cities’, leaving Africa with no plausible location point for globally successful enterprises that produce and provide the
world-class skills, technology, and services the continent so badly needs.”