Digital technology can support Johannesburg to manage rapid population growth and get the most out of its abundant resources.

2 / 10

Digitalization Readiness

Improvements to the rail network and guaranteeing energy supply using a microgrid will help Johannesburg to improve on its low readiness score.

5 / 10

Digitalization Potential

Johannesburg has many ways to build on its potential, from digitalization of the mining sector to improving urban mobility and energy.

Sustainability
Sustainability
Mobility
Mobility
Opportunity
Opportunity
KEY FACTS
Urban area 2,542 km2
Population density 3,739 people per km2
Population growth 27% since 2010

Source: Demographia

2019/2010
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How ready is Johannesburg for digitalization?

Johannesburg is Africa’s wealthiest city and one of the world’s fastest growing. Its population grew 25% between 2010 and 2019, and it is now over 9.3 million people. Targeting particular areas for improvement such as signaling or mining automation can improve productivity and reduce unemployment.

Scores out of 10
Readiness
Potential
Johannesburg
2
5
Singapore
8
2
Taipei
6
2
Los Angeles
7
5
Dubai
6
3
Buenos Aires
3
4
Berlin
6
2
London
8
3
Bengaluru
4
5

Score breakdown

Take a closer look at Johannesburg’s scores across the three themes of Expo 2020 Dubai; Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

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