Wildfires versus big data: how South Africa’s 49-year-old fire warning system has stood the test of time
Everyone wants to improve our Fire Danger Index, but the old way is proving strangely resillient.
Population maps will be used to improve internet coverage in rural areas.
We’ll be there and so should you.
Claim to fame for West Rand suburb.
Data analyst and writer Jessie Rudd explains some basic concepts behind open data as a force for transparency in government and business.
Tiny percentage of Capetonians are using the flashy mobile reporting app for municipal woes.
Code for South Africa has partnered with Parliamentary Monitoring Group in order to make information from South Africa’s parliament that spans over 17 years available through a PMG API.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation heads call for increasing data transparency in Africa.
Plan to upskill Joburg youth for high tech jobs gets underway at Sci-Bono.
Alliance for Affordable Internet publishes interactive tool for digging into its latest report.
Code4SA’s Adi Eyal takes a look at Africa’s first open data city.
Someone’s racking in more than 40 times the national average… but who?
Cape Town coder uses census data to find centres of population around South Africa.
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Can mapping accidents encourage motorists to slow down?
Cape Town becomes first South African city to formally free big data sets for public use.
Open data, smart cities and mobile disruption: GoMetro founder says South Africa is ready for all three
Transport app in the vanguard of a second mobile revolution. Let your users take control says Justin Coetzee.
No transparency, no accountability: R2K publishes “Secret State of the Nation” for SA government surveillance
PAIA compliance “sucked to begin with”, and the culture of secrecy is getting worse says R2K’s Murray Hunter.