Africa’s first data journalism school is now taking applications

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Code4SA is hosting a data journalism school that aims to train up “junior-to-mid-level journalists” in data handling and multimedia.

Training will consist of data and social media journalism, as well as experimenting with multimedia. If you attend, you’ll also get to be a part of Code4SA’s ongoing projects.

The school is being run by a mix of journalists, programmers, analysts and content creators. Also expect guest lecturers from newsrooms both in this country and abroad.

If you’re a journalist and want to bulk up your portfolio, act fast as each intake of the school is only available for eight students.


  • Course dates: February – April 2016
  • Course length: Three months
  • Total cost: R18 000
  • Financial aid: Bursaries and monthly stipends available based on merit
  • More information: Code4SA site
  • Email directly at: “dataschool [AT] code4sa [DOT] org”
  • Direct link to application form 

Note that the application above requires an interview in the second week of January. Luckily, it can be done over Skype.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of