We build open source tools with our partners that inform, empower and activate citizens to improve their lives
Our data training courses teach people the power of working with data and how to tell impactful, data-driven stories
OpenUp has partnered with Cape Agulhas Municiaplity to put the municipality's by-laws online, helping to make them easier to find, read and share.
We need more technologists to enter the world of civic tech but beware that your tech skills will only get you so far. Social issues cannot be solved from behind a keyboard.
What we did when we realised that frustration and confusion in the organisation was caused by lack of understanding of our chosen project management methodology.
We help civil society and government use data and simple technology, effectively. Societies are successful when communities and governments work together. With our partners, we’re creating an ecosystem that supports informed, empowered and active citizens.
We provide technical advice, guidance for releasing and using open data, and build civic technology platforms that bridge communities and governments and solve people’s problems. Technology is not our focus, but rather a means to achieve our goals.
Our standard courses are taught over two days, but we can tailor them to fit your needs and we can integrate your organisation’s own datasets into the course.Read more about TrainUp
We are a group of post-corporate, tech and media professionals who cut our teeth in the commercial sector and now use our skills for social good
Are you interested in joining our team and doing work that matters? Check out our job openings
Our founding principles are guided by section 32 of the South African consitution:
Everyone has the right of access to any information held by the state; and any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rightsRead more about us