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27 July 2021

New tool will measure adoption of technology and innovation at municipal level


South African municipalities will in the future be able to use a technology-based tool to inform them about upscaling or adopting innovation to improve service delivery.

This comes as the Ministry of Science and Innovation (DSI) is targeting a national deployment of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI), its tool for measuring innovation in municipalities.

MIMI, officially unveiled last week, was developed and piloted through a DSI partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

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