TOWARDS SMART CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA: EVOLUTION, DEFINITIONS, AND FUTURE CITIES
Keywords:Smart City, Internet of Thing (IoT), Internet Communication Technology
High urbanisation rates lead to increasing pressure on governments to provide sustainable living conditions. This article aims to explore the approaches that smart city projects around the world use to address some of these challenges. The evolution of cities is landmarked by technological innovation; and the successful use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology seems to be another landmark. In this article the focus falls first on the evolution of cities and the definition and future of smart cities. In part two the focus is on the challenges and opportunities that South Africa faces in its quest to build smart cities.
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