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INTERVATE TO LAUNCH SMART CITIZEN – 31ST OCTOBER 2016

Having already successfully powered the Johannesburg Road Agency Find & Fix mobile app, Intervate’s Citizen Reporting Framework service is being re-positioned as “Smart Citizen”. Designed to enable bi-directional engagement and communication between citizens and their local authorities and service providers, the Smart Citizen product makes use of the most universal technology that most citizens have – […]

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CITY OF JOBURG’S VAYAMOJA APP READY TO ROLL OUT SECOND PHASE TO ENHANCE RELIABILITY AND USABILITY OF PUBLIC BUS SERVICES

Developed as part of the City of Johannesburg’s move toward a public transport system that is seamless and integrated, the first phase of VayaMoja mobile application was released in July 2016 and the launch of its second phase is imminent. This is the result of a joint effort between Intervate, a T-Systems company, and the […]

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT SET TO BE DRASTICALLY IMPROVED

During Transport Month in October, the City of Joburg has been advocating for the use and improvement of public transportation in the city. Public transport is an integral part of South Africa’s economy, for without the taxis and buses that transport commuters on a daily basis, many working class citizens would not make it to […]

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JOBURG BUSES GET TRACKERS

Trackers have been installed in all Rea Vaya and Metrobus vehicles as part of the second phase of the City of Joburg’s plan to improve public transport through an app, called VayaMoja. This forms part of the app’s second phase roll-out. VayaMoja was launched in July and currently gives users access to information on all […]

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SMART CITY VISION – THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN

Much has been written over the past couple of years around the topic of ‘Smart Cities’. By Lionel Moyal, Head of Intervate, a T-Systems company The utopian vision of the Smart City often involves carefully orchestrated traffic and public transport systems, connected with Internet Protocol (IP) security cameras, solar power generators, well-functioning water and sanitation […]

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SABC NEWS: SANDTON TO OBSERVE ECOMOBILITY MONTH WITH THE VAJAMOJA APP

VayaMoja, a transport application has been created to alleviate the concerns of those working and living in the financial hub of Africa, Sandton. Motorists are urged to park their cars at home for the entire month of October. It’s all part of Ecomobility month, a world festival on alternative modes of transport, such as public […]

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JRA FIXES 5 000 POTHOLES REPORTED VIA APP

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says just over 5 000 of the potholes it fixed in the last financial year were reported via its mobile app, Fix & Find. The JRA launched the Find & Fix mobile app in May 2014, as a way to improve feedback from the public. The app captures the exact global […]

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MOBILE APPS HELP GOVERNMENT CONNECT WITH CITIZENS, ENHANCE SERVICE DELIVERY

Smart cities are fast becoming a reality across the globe, driven by the interconnectedness of devices that communicate and provide information that leads to intelligent automation, decision and actions. However, smart cities without smart, engaged and connected citizens will be unable to fulfil service delivery objectives. The success of any smart city initiative relies on […]

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CNBC AFRICA – AKI ANASTASIOU TRIES THE NEW FIND & FIX APP

If you’re a motorist in Joburg you’ve probably encountered quite a few potholes. Well the Johannesburg Road Agency has taken a digital approach to dealing with these and other road infrastructure problems by launching their new Find and Fix application. And Tech Busters’ road-enthusiast Aki Anastasiou went to go put it to the test. This […]

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ENCA: TECH REPORT | ENCA CHAT TO KRUSHEN PILLAY ABOUT THE JRA FIND AND FIX APP

Potholes are the bane of every Jo’burger’s life… Seemingly everywhere… and presenting danger and the potential to wreck your tyres… But what if road users could help authorities pinpoint problem areas and fix them as soon as they’ve been pointed out? That’s the ambitious promise of the Johannesburg’s Road Authority’s new app…

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