Johannesburg, South Africa

2011 challenge
  • Public Safety
  • Africa

In Johannesburg, the IBM team developed a five-year public safety strategy in line with the city's 2040 vision of a smart city. During the three-week project, the team conducted an intensive review of existing initiatives and operations -- key resource challenges, such as funding, expertise, and inconsistent business community support were identified, along with execution challenges and structural challenges. Five key safety elements were identified together with details of how crime prevention and investigation, asset management and infrastructure safety, crisis and emergency response, community education and engagement, and governance and integrated intelligence would integrate into a single roadmap for comprehensive community safety.