Digital technology can support Johannesburg to manage rapid population growth and get the most out of its abundant resources.
Improvements to the rail network and guaranteeing energy supply using a microgrid will help Johannesburg to improve on its low readiness score.
Johannesburg has many ways to build on its potential, from digitalization of the mining sector to improving urban mobility and energy.
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.