South Africans have been promised Smart Cities for decades but are our cities, smart or not, even working at all.
City dwellers have to face blackouts, water shortages, traffic shortages, and rubbish on the streets.
Not to mention high crime rates in CBDs.
In East London, Ronald Masinda spoke to Lindsey Pollock, this is how she described her life in the city.
She said, “much like a lot of areas in the city, there isn’t sufficient maintenance, there isn’t sufficient budget, so as a result, the line aren’t always kept clean.”
“You have bush that’s overgrown, we have substations that trip, and our last outage went for about forty hours because they struggle to find the complaint.”
“So we have hour infrastructure which is decaying, that’s the problem.”
In other news – Video: Cassper Nyovest hangs out with Nadia Nakai
Mzansi rappers Cassper Nyovestand Nadia Nakai’s video partying and sharing the stage at Pearl Thusi’s birthday is making headlines.
The video has gained thousands of reactions and comments since Pearl Thusi shared it on Instagram. The video making rounds let Mzansi sneak into Pearl Thusi’s last month’s birthday celebrations. Never doubt, Pearl Thusi’s birthday is still trending weeks later, thanks to the posts she has been sharing on social media. Learn More