Singapore, San Francisco and Oslo are all examples ofsmart cities. While Singapore has road sensors, phased traffic lights and smart parking, San Francisco uses 100% renewable energy for all its municipal services. Oslo has equipped thousands of streetlights with sensors so that they can adjust their brightness depending on the season.
In February this year, President Ramaphosa announced plans to develop a new smart city in Lanseria, just outside Johannesburg. The development will be home to between 350,000 and 500,000 people within a decade, he said, and will be smart, 5G-ready, and a leading benchmark for green infrastructure on the continent and in the world.