n IMIESA - Flapping with turkeys or soaring with eagles : editorial comment




The city of Johannesburg's ambitious plan to rejuvenate the CBD and remove the scars of segregation and division by 2040 is much lauded. Included in this plan is a jewel of a civil engineer's project. Following on the success stories of New York, Paris and Melbourne, this project will establish South Africa at the forefront of innovative engineering, and as a leader in Africa. In another ambitious project, government's current system of delivering services could become a thing of the past, as work is under way to create a central system that will allow South Africans to access all government services in one portal. Under the banner "Smart Cities", this will leapfrog South Africa into the future. At the heart of this is a supercomputer that learns.


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