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Ramaphosa reveals new smart city plans for Lanseria

President Cyril Ramaphosa at Business Women's Association of South Africa (BWASA)

A new smart city is taking shape in Gauteng and the North West province. In his State of the Nation Address on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the new smart-city would be located in Lanseria.

The process is being led by the Investment and Infrastructure Office in the Presidency alongside the provincial governments of Gauteng and North West, working together with the cities of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Madibeng.

President Cyril Ramaphosa


According to the president, 350,000 to 500,000 people, will call the area home within the next decade. Ramaphosa said the aim of the city would be to change the social and economic apartheid spatial architecture.

“Working with development finance institutions we have put together an innovative process that will fund the bulk sewerage, electricity, water, digital infrastructure and roads that will be the foundation of the new city,” the president said.

“It will not only be smart and 5G ready, but will be a leading benchmark for green infrastructure continental and internationally.

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Member of parliament Boy Mamabolo, and a former friend of Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF) Julius Malema, was roasted for his outfit before the president was able to deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday.

Boy Mamabolo

While the ANC member wanted to raise a point of order, the situation got tense when EFF member Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, remarked on his outfit asking him: “Honourable member this is not ‘[Our] Perfect Wedding’. On what rule are you rising? Read more

Source: eNCA