Smart city not smart idea, say experts

Ramaphosa's China dream too costly for SA, says economist

23 June 2019 - 00:06 By JEFF WICKS

President Cyril Ramaphosa's grandiose vision of a post-apartheid city of the future - an example of the fourth industrial revolution replete with skyscrapers, hospitals, schools and factories - will probably never leave the twilight zone.

Economists, political analysts and academics have shouted down his notion of a China-inspired smart city connected to other hubs by a bullet train. The announcement was one of the cornerstones of his state of the nation address in Cape Town on Thursday...

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