Data visualisations

We've created a lot of data visualisations over the years. Often to supplement stories, sometimes as a visually appealing starting point for discussions. Below you'll find some of our visualisations that may pique your interest or inspire you to create one yourself.

Some of these visualisations can be updated using more recent data. Check out the sources to get started!

Directors by race

Has there been any racial transformation in the economy? This preliminary visualisation helps explore this question

A deep dive into the medical profession

A data-driven journey through the medical profession using age, gender, and education

Women's participation in the Local Government Elections

What does the political landscape look like when view through the lens of gener equality. This discussion explores this question

Are traffic fines highway robbery?

Speed traps often seem to be engineered to trick drivers instead of aiming to reduce road deaths. Are municipalities cynically using fines as an excuse to raise revenue?

Genders roles in different fields of medicine

A scatter plot showing the age and gender distributions of political parties in the 2016 local government elections

Exploring the lottery

The National Lottery Commission assesses all applications for funding from the lottery. Use this tool to see who has received funding, and how much

Love knows no age

They say that love knows no age. Does the data agree? Have a look at a weird cross-section of our society as seen through the 2012 civil marriages dataset

Tenders by department

We wanted to get a general sense of what the City of Cape Town is spending its money on. This graphic represents all awarded tenders between July and December 2014 as bubbles

Contested Wards in 2016 Municipal Elections

Built in 2012, this post maps out the wards that were expected to be contested in the 2016 municipal elections

Age and gender balance in the 2016 local government election

A scatter plot showing the age and gender distributions of political parties in the 2016 local government elections