AI centre for smart city development in Moscow

A ‘Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is to be established in Russia, dedicated primarily to smart city developments across Moscow. The institute, which is a part of a global initiative by the World Economic Forum (WEF), is to be dedicated to the...

Digitalisation optimises Moscow urban development

The Moscow Department of Information Technology and the Department of Urban Development Policy are working systematically to develop online services for property developers, in a bid to create a business environment that is as comprehensible and transparent. Moscow...

Digital tech helps supervise construction of public facilities

Since the start of 2019, more than 15 building sites in Moscow have been equipped with the Personal Smart-Tracker system, which helps to monitor the construction process itself and improve the safety of each worker by determining the number of staff on site and...

GovChat aims to connect 50m citizens

GovChat will soon officially launch its tailored technology platform that will enable millions of citizens to communicate with all arms of the South African government. GovChat has been appointed as the official citizen engagement platform for such purpose. The...

Crowdsourcing gets Moscow citizens involved

The E-Home crowdsourcing initiative, which calls on citizens to make suggestions on how apartment living can  be managed by residents by means of digital technologies, is implementing 342 ideas across Moscow based on citizens’ recommendations. Thanks to the...

PE graduates upgrade Ekurhuleni valuation roll

Skills and software from Port Elizabeth are helping the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality on the Gauteng East Rand to update the valuation roll of around 700 000 properties. A team of 25 geographic information system (GIS) and geography graduates mainly from the...