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Is Bureaucracy stifling SA government’s technology efforts?

Broadband, Internet
Bureaucracy in South Africa’s government is holding it back from adopting technology more quickly to help boost service delivery. This is according to David Mphelo (pictured), who is networking technology firm Cisco’s executive director for public sector business in South Africa. Cisco is in a bid to work with South Africa’s government and private sector to help roll out what the company calls ‘the internet of everything’: a concept that envisages connecting the likes of cars, traffic lights, buildings and even trees. According to a Cisco study, the internet of everything may generate $14.3 billion in value for South Africa’s public sector over the next decade. But question marks exist over the South African government’s seriousness regarding technology adoption. South Africa, for