OECD Forum 2012: Andrew Boraine


Andrew Boraine

Chief Executive, The Cape Town Partnership; Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, South Africa 


Andrew Boraine is Chief Executive of the Cape Town Partnership, a cross-sector partnership that focuses on the regeneration of the Cape Town Central City. He was part of leading Cape Town’s successful bid for World Design Capital 2014 and is currently facilitating the establishment of a new Economic Development Partnership (EDP) for the Western Cape region that was launched in April 2012.

He is Adjunct Professor at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and is on the advisory board of the State of Cities in Africa project.

Mr. Boraine has been involved in South Africa’s local government and urban development processes for the past 34 years, as activist, adviser, negotiator, government planner, city manager, facilitator, communicator, writer and teacher.

He conceptualised and co-ordinated the establishment of the innovative South African Cities Network (SACN) in 2002. Prior to this, he was City Manager of Cape Town (1997-2001) and Deputy Director-General in the Department of Constitutional Development (1995-1997), where he assisted in drafting the local government chapter for the new South African Constitution.

He has delivered papers on city, economic and urban development strategy at international meetings and conferences of, inter alia, the Brookings MetroMonitor, ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona), Chatham House, Gothenburg City Council, Urban Age Project, INTA, World Urban Forum, Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government (United Kingdom), Institute of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School (United Kingdom), Cities Alliance, World Bank, United Nations, UK Government and USAID.

He has taken part in the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme Urban Missions to the Cities of Belfast, Derry-Londonderry and Barcelona. He is a Board member of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) where he chairs the Bank’s Development Planning Committee. He chairs the Board of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).













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