Embracing the science of data

The importance of data in the digital society cannot be overestimated. Companies need to constantly review, analyse, and interrogate the data they have at their disposal to enable better decision-making as well as improved solution development. Data science goes beyond data analysis. With worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics expected to reach more […]

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 […]