As mentioned in our last newsletter, the data is in. CDF’s Smart Township initiative and proof of concept in Imizamo Yethu, or IY, is showing successful results. CDF has partnered with several extra-ordinary organisations and individuals who have been generous with their expertise and resources in seeing our Smart Township proof of concept see the light of day and flourish. But we need funding in order to scale and then replicate the success we are seeing in Imizamo Yethu.
Cape Digital Foundation’s current initiative, and Smart Township Proof of Concept, underway in Imizamo Yethu (IY) with partners, TooMuchWifi, bears testament to the fact that new township businesses develop and proliferate through the uptake and use of digital technology. More than this, the opportunity for creating a circular economy within this township is being greatly enhanced. Income made in the township is being spent in the township.