Civic Technology

In civic tech, technology is not the focus, but rather one of the core skillsets that helps us achieve our goals, which is to open up lines of communication between citizens and government.

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.

Wazimap

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