In his May 2019 state of the nation address, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke passionately about his dream of building a new city, replete with skyscrapers, schools, universities, hospitals and factories. How to make this dream a reality? What are the crucial factors needed to deliver a new smart city?
In answer to these questions, our view at Ntiyiso Consulting is that a new city must be anything but an old generation city that we have today. It will be modern and comprised of state-of-the-art innovation – a smart city of sorts! But what is a Smart City? We perceive it is as a technology-driven city representing the journey of our country into the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Built on the backbone of technological advancements, the city will be based on economic fundamentals of growth through innovation and be an ideal home for the technology-loving citizens and futuristic businesses
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Source: ESI Africa