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

2 / 10

Digitalization Readiness

6 / 10

Digitalization Potential

Sustainability
Sustainability
Opportunity
Opportunity
Mobility
Mobility
KEY FACTS
Urban area 2,590 km2
Population density 3,519 people per km2
Population growth 22% since 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 doubled between 1995 and 2015, and it is now just over 9 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
6
Dubai
6
6
Buenos Aires
4
4
London
8
3
Los Angeles
7
3
Taipei
6
3

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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