Dr Fumene George Tsibani
3 minute read
23 Sep 2021
7:30 am

Here’s why South Africa needs smart cities

Dr Fumene George Tsibani

257 municipalities have heritage sites to restore pride through wealth creation.

The skyline of the rich district of Sandton. Picture: AFP/MARCO LONGARI

In his State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a need for smart cities, therefore setting the tone for debate around the future of our heritage sites. As it is always said, the future will not make sense without reflecting on the past, for the past determines thefuture. South African smart cities The need for co-nurturing and co-creating of local space for driving inclusive economic transformation, manufacturing and re-industrialisation between 2022 and 2063 was succinctly expressed by Boulding (1966) when he argued: “There is a great deal of historical evidence to suggest that a...