Trends in technology in South Africa (for ICT RDI Roadmap team) was delivered at the CSIR in Pretoria, South Africa yesterday, May 23, 2012. "Better by imitation syndrome" refers to my belief that in South Africa we can leap a head by imitating the past, and those who have already themselves leaped ahead. It is folly in the extreme, but much of what we do seems to implicitly follow this belief. "We are not innovating innovation" refers to the fact that in South Africa - especially in higher education and among senior manegers in higher education - that we can innovate by conventional means. There is also a belief that you can innovate without risk, and anything with risk should be hit hard with heavy cricket bat. These are contributors to the trends, but they fall outside the scope of the focus on technology trends per se.
There are a lot of asses in need of kicking in our country!