WIT Press


Computer Visualisation For Reconstruction And Development In South Africa

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID950161

Volume

15

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

1,284 kb

Author(s)

E.V. Macagnano

Abstract

To become effective, the Reconstruction and Development Programme as promoted by the new democratic Government in South Africa, must be clearly understood by the majority of the people, both in its aims and in its execution criteria. The greatest challenge in such endeavour is represented by the widespread low level of literacy among the majority of South African people. Computer Visualisation has been used effectively, in several projects, in translating complex spatial concepts into clear images easily understandable even by people with no literacy and of different spoken languages. This paper describes one of such projects, where Computer Visualisation was taken to a community of over 1 6000 peole living in danger of their lives in a shanty town erected below the floodplain of a South African rive

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