TelecommunicationsZA: ICT Innovation and Services Traformation Provider Winner: Memeza #GovTechZA

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The purpose of the Public Service ICT Awards is to provide a platform to recognise excellence acknowledge government institutions from all spheres of government who have utilised technology to improve the lives of all citizens.

During the last 3 years, Memeza working with The Centre for Public Service Innovation, SAPS and The Innovation Hub developed a Community Safety Alarm system, coupled with an Intelligent Back End Management system, which enables the police a direct link with community members, while capturing valuable crime related information. To prove the technology and working processes with SAPS and the potential impact on crime, through sponsors like Vodacom, SA Breweries, CPSI and The Lottery Board a pilot was launched in Diepsloot where 600 Memeza Community Alarm systems were deployed. The result of the pilot culminated in September 2015 when the National Crime Statistics suggested that Diepsloot was the only township area in Gauteng with a 9% decrease in murder rate and 26% reduction in sexual violence offences.

Memeza, is a National Top 40 Gazelle and geared for Private and Public Partnerships to allow for growth, thus ensuring fulfilment of their vision, as aligned with the National Development Plan goal: “by 2030, people living in South Africa should have no fear of crime. Women, children and those who are vulnerable should feel protected.”

Memeza CEO, Thuli Mthethwa: “Thank you to GovTech and to all our partners and sponsors who have been with us every step of the journey. Through our Public Private Partnership approach, and focusing on SAPS and CPF pro-activation and mobilizing of Communities, South Africa will be a safer place for our children to grow up in”

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