Societies are successful when communities and governments work together. Our goal is a harmonious working relationship between government, civil society and common people. We want society to be involved in governance and hold government to account for promises and delivery. One of our tools that contributes to this is Municipal Money, designed to inform citizens on their local authority's financial performance which allows comparisons between municipalities.
The enormous impact of cloud computing on the pace of business innovation over the last ten years bears an important lesson for the law and the government: the significant value of shared, re-usable resources.
Announcing MunicipalMoney.gov.za, a website that makes municipal financial performance and budgets more transparent.
We've been waiting for this for a long time. Cape Town is the first government entity to embrace open data. It is time to rejoice? I don't think so.
Over 90 of South Africa’s open data experts from government, civic organisations and private enterprise met at the #OpenDataNow Unconference in Cape Town last week to take the first steps in creating an open data society