De Lille and Kesson lead the way for the city
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.