De Lille and Kes­son lead the way for the city

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progress Cape Town has made un­der Mayor De Lille. Suc­cesses in one city of­ten spread to oth­ers, and this book pro­vides a valu­able guide for how, with a bit of mo­ti­vated and dy­namic lead­er­ship, cities can lead the way on the most im­por­tant is­sues of our day,” says Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and for­mer mayor of New York City.

The City of Cape Town is a place of con­trasts, the legacy of apartheid hav­ing left a dis­tinct make-up. Yet the chal­lenges con­fronting the city are no­tably ag­gra­vated by mod­ern-day fac­tors. In this timely work, mayor of

Cape Town Pa­tri­cia de Lille and Craig Kes­son con­front some of the is­sues of gov­er­nance: how the city can help over­come so­cial and phys­i­cal seg­re­ga­tion; how the gov­ern­ment can live up to the prom­ises made to South Africans; and how the city can function and heal within th­ese lim­i­ta­tions.

About the au­thors:

De Lille is a prom­i­nent South African politi­cian. She founded the In­de­pen­dent Democrats in 2003, which merged with

South Africa’s long-time of­fi­cial op­po­si­tion party, the DA in 2005.

Kes­son is the di­rec­tor of pol­icy and strat­egy in the City of Cape Town gov­ern­ment. He has been re­spon­si­ble for de­sign­ing the medium and long-term strate­gies for the city gov­ern­ment and en­sur­ing their de­liv­ery, as well as in lead­ing de­liv­ery co-or­di­na­tion ef­forts be­tween the city and re­gional gov­ern­ments.

Pa­tri­cia de Lille and Craig Kess­son.

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