From Huts to Highrises: Africa’s Move to the Cities

The urbanization of Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to be the fastest population shift from rural to urban centers in history. Though huts and remote villages remain prevalent fixtures of the African landscape, the continent is redefining itself with bustling economies, technological enterprise, and fast-paced lifestyles.

By 2030, over half of Africa’s population will live in cities.
Johannesburg, South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest, most thriving cities. People from all over the continent move here for work, education, and safety. Like many other African cities—Nairobi, Kinshasa, Dakar, Kampala—Johannesburg is full of stories of everyday people searching for a better life.
Meet five Johannesburg residents who represent the realities of urban life in Africa—the hardships, the hustle, and the hope.
The BoxerThe ActorThe PastorThe MaidThe Teacher

Africa’s Urban Growth is a Missions Game Changer

Sub-Saharan Africa’s cities will exert enormous influence in the coming years. The gospel they export will shape the next generation of church both in Africa and around the world. Christian workers have a great opportunity to train and partner with urban African believers to ensure the gospel proclaimed in cities is the true, biblical gospel. Read More…