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Cape Town is testing a new township ID system – something you need to know

The City of Cape Town has announced a new pilot program that will mark and number the cities of the city with a unique QR code and color markers to improve data recording and scheduling

The first phase of the project saw 1,000 structures within the Mfuleni area marked and numbered with a unique Quick Response (QR) code and city-specific paint in just five hours. Field maps were made to indicate the corresponding number of each structure.

The next phase will see departmental officials return to the number structures to obtain permission and proceed with the electronic recording of survey questions. While this is going on, survey data will be displayed live on a dashboard with direct access to individual information.

“As far as we know, this will be the first project of its kind for a metro in South Africa,” said Malusi Booi, city councilor for human settlements.

“The intended outcome of this pilot project will be direct interaction between the city and residents in informal settlements, providing up-to-date data for planning and budgeting purposes.

“The most important thing is that each structure owner will be issued a residence certificate linked to their respective identity document (ID), Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, number for electricity meter, name, address and QR code. It is important that this is ensured. whole process is in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (POPIA).

Booi said the project will significantly improve its socio-economic surveys.

“We adapt to and make use of new technologies, even in the most vulnerable communities, so that we can provide the best possible services to our residents. The well-being and cooperation of residents is visible and valued.”


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Cape Town is testing a new township ID system – something you need to know

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