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Cape Town - The emancipation of Africa was the emancipation of the colonial city from the colonials, architect Mokena Makeka said at the African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Cape Town on Wednesday.

"The city is the epicentre of the emancipated state. We need to use social media to harness the potential of Africa's cities. We need to make way for millennials to deliver the new African project of making smart cities by coming directly from the knowledge economy," he said during a panel discussion.

"There is a serious disconnect between millennials and older generations. We need to dialogue on that one. The millennials and even younger ones do not have the same imperatives we had when we studied. The sooner we pass on the baton and embrace the smart and modern city the better."

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