Cities can act as economic engines for entire countries. It is estimated that by 2050, eight out of 10 South Africans will be living in one of the country’s cities. This begs two important questions, “Will these be smart cities?” and “What does a smart city look like in the South African context?”.
One of the Cape Digital Foundation’s key emphases is to ensure that young people in underserved urban communities have access to digital skills training through the Foundation’s partner-training initiatives on-the-ground. The spring board to these initiatives is easy access to premium Internet connectivity at an affordable price.