Xolela Mangcu: The Limits of Technocracy: The Case of Housing Policy in South Africa

International Studies in Planning, Spring 2007 Lecture Series

Xolela Mangcu, who holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Cornell and is a visiting fellow at the Public Intellectual Life Project, a Resident Equity Scholar at the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Visiting W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University. He writes a weekly column for Business Day and was a columnist for The Sunday Independent. Among his publications are an edited collection Meaning of Mandela and Emerging Johannesburg (with R. Tomlinson, R. Beauregard and L Bremner). Mangcu’s posts in Johannesburg have included distinguished research fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council, the founding executive director of the Steve Biko Foundation, and senior analyst at the Centre for Policy Studies.

Sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.