Civic Technology

Technology is not our focus, but rather something we use to achieve in order to achieve our goals. Keep reading if you're interested in the ways we use technology to empower people to improve their lives and their communities. You might also be interested in our code on GitHub.

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.

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In 2016, 29 municipalities in South Africa were created and 40 were disestablished. At OpenUp, we handle these changes by following the principle of “making the common easy, and making the not-so-common possible”.

Municipal Money Wazimap How we did it

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

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Unpacking the joy of doing live customer support at OpenUp

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By building a series of programs used to source, scrape and index government gazettes, we now have a growing collection of over 20,000 free and searchable publications.

Open Gazettes How we did it

Meet Pocket Reporter, a new Android app for journalists, activists and anyone interested in storytelling that guides you through the newsgathering process.

Pocket Reporter Launch

It's now much easier to build your own Wazimap and help more people find the story behind the data.

Wazimap How-to