Planact has randomly selected hundred (100) participants for the My Jozi Moves research from our different communities. Participants each received android cellphones from which they will download the movement tracking app.

The selection criteria is based on people whose traveling patterns are not similar and who do not reside in close proximity to each other.

“Our strategic partnership in this project is based on our direct work with various communities who are the focus of this research. Planact provides training and technical support on the app while ensuring that the project is successfully implemented,” said Mike Makwela, Planact’s Senior Programme Coordinator.

The 100 participants were selected from our communities in Pretoria, Cosmo City, Alexandra, Tembisa, Bekkersdal, Thembelihle, Orange Farm, Vosloorus, Wattville, Etwatwa and Orlando East.

The project is headed by Lindsay Howe, a doctoral student at the ETH Zurich Department of Architecture in Switzerland and a visiting scholar at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is assisted by Mr Mike Makwela, with the coordination of the project along Lucky Nkali who provides technical expertise.