“Food for Thought”: Civic Tech Breakfast Event — “Smart City?”

Join us at our next breakfast session which will focus on what “Smart City” means in a South African city context and where “Smart City” could take South Africa/world cities? We have put together an interesting and enthusiastic panel of Smart City experts so expect a diverse conversation.

What can Smart Cities do for South Africa? Come and learn with us!

Our Panel

  • Lawrence Boya, COJ Director: Smart City
    Boya is the director in the City of Johannesburg heading the Smart City Office which is responsible to provide leadership, coordination, and programme management of the Smart City Programme of the CoJ. He has over two decades of experience as a senior executive in different spheres and sectors of government in the Republic of South Africa.
  • Minju No, Smart Cities expert: The World Bank
    No is a senior ICT consultant at international ICT consulting company, NICON Company, LTD. He participated in several international projects on the introduction of electronic government, organization of one-stop-shops, creation of administrative platforms on information exchange, improving services to the citizens, standardization, and re-engineering of business processes. He was supporting the World Bank with the several Smart City projects. He previously served as a consultant for the World Bank projects.
  • Phathizwe Malinga, Managing Director: Sqwidnet
    Malinga is the Managing Director of SqwidNet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dark Fibre Africa. He has been involved in the information technology and the telecommunications industry for over two decades. Before joining SqwidNet, Malinga was the Head of Software Development and IT Application Strategy at Life Healthcare Group.
  • Nalukui Malambo, Lecturer: Wits Dept of Information Systems
    Malambo is an entrepreneur and Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. She recently completed research on Smart Cities in Africa for her Masters in Commerce (Information Systems)

Event Details

When: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Time: 08:00–10:00
Where: Tshimologong Precinct, 41 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

To reserve your seat, please click here. If you receive an error during the registration process, please email civictech@journalism.co.za to confirm your attendance.

The CTIN monthly “food for thought” breakfast sessions are intended to offer a platform for collective information sharing / shared learning; profiling (and analysing) of innovative initiatives and practices; topical civic tech community conversations; and networking.

Event Blog published on Medium, click link below

“Food for Thought”: Civic Tech Breakfast Event — “Smart City?”


Melissa Tsungai Zisengwe


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