Urban agenda calls for new skills and technology

In light of the 9th World Urban Forum, attention turns to implementation of the New Urban Agenda. After the frenzy of Habitat 3 (the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), PwC highlighted that implementing the commitments made in Quito will require new skills and partnerships than the ones that created it. This now feels […]

Local solutions to traffic management of the future

We know that smart cities and the IoT will be an integral part of our effort to reconcile urban growth with quality of living. But we are right at the start of figuring out how these ideas will be effectively applied in a country like South Africa. One thing everyone involved in traffic management knows, […]

Accelerating South Africa’s digital agenda means thinking about policy

Tech needs traction. For South Africa to truly embrace digital technology, the country needs a set of clear and effective policy and legal guidelines governing data and the cloud. Consider the province of Gauteng in particular. Gauteng premier David Makhura’s development agenda sees the province developing into an integrated city-region and leading economy. The trajectory […]

Focusing on data compliance

Data compliance is an important facet of any business today. For companies relying on customer data for product distribution and development of better solutions, meeting the requirements of personal data protection regulation is critical. Technology makes it easy to access, collect, and process high volumes of personal and company data at high speeds. This information […]

Poll reveals facility and fleet management pain points

A recent poll has revealed that the South African facilities management, manufacturing and fleet management industries face four distinct pain points: work orders, asset registers, downtime and contractors. The challenges within these areas include value and visibility. Technology, used correctly, can offer reliable solutions and turn pain points into profit areas. The poll was conducted […]

Using granular data to tap into Africa’s fastest growing markets

Africa is a place of extreme contrasts, with a booming middle class and small, rapidly growing clusters of wealth existing alongside swathes of widespread poverty. For a business owner hoping to tap into these growing markets, the value of population and geospatial data at a granular level cannot be overstated. How, for example, is a […]