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Our Approach

Cityzen Smart Solutions seeks out the innovation in answers to development challenges facing South African communities. Our name says it all! We look at development challenges from the lens of citizens, first and foremost.

Our Story

Core to our mission is translating our development experiences within the corporate and public sector into tangible solutions to the socio-economic challenges that hinder South Africa's true potential. Lethuk'thula and Siphosihle formed Cityzen Solutions out of their passion for meaningful solutions to the challenges ordinary South Africans face.

Meet the Team

Lethu Collen Masango

Founder & CEO

Lethuk'thula  is a seasoned public servant, having served the City of Johannesburg in key strategic positions in the departments of Housing, Development Planning and Economic Development over a twelve year period.

Lethu served under three Johannesburg Mayors, reporting directly to Members of Mayoral Committee in their respective portfolios, from the year 2006 until his decision to establish Cityzen Smart Solutions in 2017. The three local government administrations, have given him unique insight into the leadership styles of both ANC and DA led administrations, an important window into the DNA of political leadership as well as policy formulation in Johannesburg, the economic engine of the country.

Lethu holds a  Masters Degree in Development Planning from Wits University, with a keen interest in entrepreneurship and economic development.

Siphosihle Simelane

Director

Siphosihle holds a B-Tech in Tourism and a post graduate degree in Business Management. She brings with her knowledge from the tourism sector made up of several years of corporate and NGO experiences, where she acquired a keen interest in the personal development of students placed on a tourism internship.

After several years of corporate exposure in the field of marketing and communications, Siphosihle branched off into social entrepreneurship through her franchised bakery business 'I also Bake' in 2017. The business equips individuals with basic baking skills into self-sustaining entrepreneurs, able to derive a sustainable revenue from their skills.

Next Steps...

Get in touch with Cityzen Solutions! Let's make development work for citizens!