South Africa to host BRICS urbanisation forum

Johannesburg, Oct 12 (IANS) South Africa will host the BRICS urbanisation forum in Durban next month, it was officially announced Friday.

The meeting to be held from Nov 25 -27 will have "Towards Sustainable Urbanisation" as its theme, reported Xinhua citing Durban spokesperson Khaya Sengani.

"The forum will provide a platform for member countries to develop a common approach that will facilitate cooperation and exchange of information on urbanisation challenges," the spokesperson said.

It will be attended by government leaders, urban development managers, international non-governmental organisations and other important stakeholders from around the world.

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