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MOBILE APPS – EMPOWERING LOCAL GOVERMENT, SOLVING REAL SOCIAL CHALLENGES

We’ve fallen in love with our beloved mobile apps, but how can we use them to solve our real social challenges? By Marc Fletcher, Manager: Marketing & Business Development at Intervate, a T-Systems company The start of 2017 saw many of South Africa’s Northern provinces hit by a deluge of rain as typhoon Dineo ravaged the […]

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SMART CITIES BECOME A REALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Dave Stevens, Business Development Executive at Intervate a T-Systems Company was interviewed on CNBC Africa on 14th February 2017 about the rise of Smart Cities in South Africa.  Watch the video below. Original post on CNBC Africa : Smart cities become a reality

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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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TIM MODISE & MPUMI NHLAPO ON SMART CITIES

Mpumi Nhlapo, the Head of Marketing and Portfolio Sales at T-Systems South Africa talks to Tim Modise about Smart Cities.

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FORGET THE SMART CITY, TIME TO THINK ABOUT THE SMART CITIZEN

By Dave Stevens, Business Development Executive & Smart Citizen Team Member, Intervate, a T-Systems Company. By 2050, it’s expected that nearly 80% of South Africans will be living in urban areas. This massive acceleration in rural-to-urban migration was highlighted recently by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel*. For South Africa’s cities, this […]

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SOUTH AFRICA’S MOVE TOWARDS SMART CITIES

Smart Cities are becoming a critical necessity, and now is the time for South Africa to implement the basic foundations to become smart-city ready. This is due to the confluence of increasing urbanization, greater pressure being placed on the successful management of a city due to a rising population, and climate change. Cities need to […]

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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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