Wifi connectivity is very important in Early Childhood Development centres

Wifi connectivity is very important in Early Childhood Development centres

Smart Townships are built from the ground up in more ways than one. In the first instance, in order to be created and progress from strength to strength, Smart Townships are built by the people, for the people. In this way they meet people’s needs. In the second instance, down the line, the Smart Townships of tomorrow will be sustained and improved upon by the Smart Kids of today. Today’s Smart Kids are tomorrow’s Smart Citizens and Leaders. Are we paying enough attention to ensuring all South African children are Smart?

Cape Digital Foundation partners with TooMuchWifi to connect the unconnected in Imizamo Yethu

Cape Digital Foundation partners with TooMuchWifi to connect the unconnected in Imizamo Yethu

The Cape Digital Foundation’s (CDF) purpose is to connect the unconnected – with a focus on local townships and informal settlements that do not currently have easy, affordable access to the Internet. The Foundation believes that townships are South Africa’s Smart Cities of the future. This informs our mission to provide the means for township citizens to become Smart Citizens. How?

Smart Townships have the power to transform township economies

Smart Townships have the power to transform township economies

While big business remains a substantial source of employment, small, micro and medium enterprises (SMME’s) across the world are widely acknowledged as the more prolific job creators. SMME’s are seen as agile and able to respond quickly to trends and technologies that are rapidly reshaping the global marketplace. Within the current South African context, however, township enterprises fall mainly into a category typified by subsistence-based enterprise, with few employees and low levels of technology.