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Burgeoning Mega Cities in SSA

Burgeoning Mega Cities in SSA

By 2025, more than 70% of Africa’s population is expected to be living in cities. A Mega City is defined as an urban area with a population of more than 8 million and a gross domestic product (GDP) of at least $250 billion. There are several emerging Mega Cities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including Lagos, Kinshasa, Luanda, and Johannesburg. The rapid growth of Mega Cities places severe strain on economic, ecological, and social resources. The effective use of information and communications technology (ICT) in these cities will lead to efficient service delivery and integrated solutions, introducing significant opportunities for ICT providers.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Research Objectives and Scope
    • Research Aim and Objectives
    • Research Scope
  • Market Overview
    • Global Urbanisation Trends
    • Urbanisation Mega Trends in Africa
    • Key Challenges in Mega Cities
    • Defining Smart Cities
    • Key Features Defining a Smart City
  • ICT as an Enabler of Smart City Development
    • Smart City Stakeholders
    • Smart City Business Models
    • Smart City Products and Services
    • Stakeholders Shaping the Smart City
    • Smart City Solutions Value Chain
    • Opportunities for Smart City Provider Groups
  • Global Smart City Developments
    • Seoul-City Overview
    • Seoul-Key Initiatives
    • Seoul-Key Success Factors
    • London-City Overview
    • London-Smart City Vision and Key Initiatives
    • London-Key Success Factors
  • Key Cities in Africa
    • The State of African Cities
    • Overview of Mega Cities in Africa
    • Smart Cities in Africa-Overview
    • Greenfield Smart Cities in Africa-A Closer Look
      • Table Mega Cities: Greenfield Smart City Projects, SSA, 2012-2025
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • The Smart City Maturity Matrix
    • Smart City Maturity Matrix Introduction
    • Methodology of the Smart City Maturity Matrix
    • Smart City Maturity Matrix Results for SSA
      • Table Mega Cites: Smart City Maturity Matrix Scores, SSA, 2015
    • Summary of Leading Smart Cities-Cape Town
    • Summary of Leading Smart Cities-Johannesburg
    • Summary of Leading Smart Cities-Lagos
  • Conclusions
    • Abbreviations

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