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- ItemOpening smart doors too soon : an analysis of the City of Cape Town's strategic priorities(2020-12) Willemse, Amber; Horn, Anele; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Although smart cities offer technological solutions to urban challenges, many cities do not comprehend what a smart city entails and as a result, often adopt utopian, far-reaching visions and aims, shaped by the global north, which in turn lead to unsuccessful urban development. Inspired by this, the purpose of this paper was to investigate the potential for smart cities within Cape Town, South Africa, and to determine a refined approach to smart cities within the context of Cape Town, that will alleviate the challenges and enhance the city. This paper commences by studying the utopian smart city vision of South African cities by President Cyril Ramaphosa, thereafter the City of Cape Town’s socio-economic state is investigated as well as the smart city strategies currently in place in the city. The paper proceeds by studying the strategies in place within the CoCT’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and the capital investment budget to determine the city’s main development priority. Thereafter, the socio-economic and smart city strategies are compared to the official International Organization for Standardization (ISO) smart city indicators. The research route of this paper eventually allows the identification of the potential of smart cities within the City of Cape Town and determines a smart city vision that is more suited to the needs of cities within South Africa.