Data Liberation

One of our most basic activities is to make data easily available and allow it to be engaged with by anyone, whether they are researchers, journalists, or interested citizens. Data liberation is not a goal in and of itself, but rather a stepping stone towards an empowered and informed citizenry.

When it comes to open data we have learnt that data just being open, available and accessible is not enough. Whilst we don’t have all the answers, we do have some learnings to share.

Youth Explorer is an indispensible tool for youth-oriented municipalities, government departments and civil society organisations.

Youth Explorer

In this next article we’re going back to the beginning and will look at why we’re branching out to corporate data.

TRACE

Wazimap now has 2016 Municipal Election results and uses the municipalities and ward boundaries used for the elections.

Wazimap

We don’t know enough about who owns what in corporates, which allows corruption, theft and dodgy dealings to happen. That’s why we’re going after the data.

TRACE

The Western Cape Youth Explorer provides data on demographics, education, unemployment, health, access to basic services and more, down to ward level, for youth across the Western Cape.

Youth Explorer

Announcing MunicipalMoney.gov.za, a website that makes municipal financial performance and budgets more transparent.

Municipal Money

We've made official government gazettes available online and searchable, so you no longer have to sift through them to source important, public information.

Open Gazettes

We've posted population estimates for Police Districts around the country to make working with crime rates simpler.

Open Data Portal

Developing Open Data Resources for South African Women

Open Data Portal

People legally change their names all the time. Sometimes what they choose for themselves is very amusing.

Did you know that medicine prices are regulated in South Africa? Most people don't. We've built an application that makes price comparisons between branded medicines and their generic equivalents easier.

Medicine Price Registry