Discussion Paper on a South African Approach to Smart, Sustainable Cities and Settlements
Towards a SA Cities Network response to the COGTA national Smart City Framework
This paper provides a contextualised reflection about what smart means, and what it could mean, for cities and settlements in South Africa. It is written in response to the national “Smart city framework” being proposed by the Department Of Cooperative Governance And Traditional Affairs (COGTA) (February 2020), offering a position from the perspective of cities. It seeks to contribute to the ongoing national conversation about smart cities in the South African context. Although we refer, for brevity, to “smart cities”, we take the view that the full space continuum from the smallest of settlements to the largest metros can all benefit from becoming smarter.
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