1,000 new cities to be built on the African continent by 2050

DeBuys Scott, head of infrastructure for Africa at KPMG, predicted that there is going to be 1,000 new cities built on the continent by 2050. “Now that’s a staggering number if you think about it,” he said. “There are merely three megacities at this point in time. That’s expected to also change quite substantially.”

A megacity is defined as an urban area with a population of at least 10 million people. There are currently only three African cities – Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa – that can be defined as a megacities.