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”.
Wazimap now has 2016 Municipal Election results and uses the municipalities and ward boundaries used for the elections.
Unpacking the joy of doing live customer support at OpenUp
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.
Meet Pocket Reporter, a new Android app for journalists, activists and anyone interested in storytelling that guides you through the newsgathering process.
It's now much easier to build your own Wazimap and help more people find the story behind the data.