We've just completed workshops in Johannesburg and Cape Town with some amazing organisations - The Con, Media Monitoring Africa, Black Sash, Ndifuna Ukwazi, Social Justice Coalition and the International Budget Partnership. What came through quite clearly was the desire to visualize data better. That's why we're having our Infogr.am event in Johannesburg and Cape Town on 4 October. Feel free to register here.

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Open Data

We love data. We live it, eat it, drink it and dream about it. We believe that data (especially government data) should be open. Not just for personal use. Data should be shareable, mash-able, available for commercial use. Our goal is to promote the release of data under an open data licence to make it available to everyone who wants it.

CHECK OUT OUR APIs to get started with our open data

Connecting People to Government

Data is for the elite. Without context it is useless. We want to use liberated data to improve lives and empower people to make informed choices. We hope to build an active citizenry by increasing interactions between the public and government using applications that really matter to people.

View our Housing List Transparency Project

Community Outreach

Yes, we're rabid about our beliefs but without a community of data consumers, open data won't become part of the national discourse. We work with civil society, journalists, government and straight up hackers, running workshops, hosting meetings and generally getting people excited about how they can contribute to making South Africa a better place.

Learn more about our Fellowships initiative

Supporting Civil Society

Civil Society Organisations in the transparency and governance space toying with technology solutions to their advocacy work. They are faced with two choices, either build their own technical capacity in-house or contract to commercial programmers. We feel that neither of those solutions are satisfactory. We fill the gap by providing technology support to civil society while building and eco-system of data consumers and producers.

View the Parliamentary Bill Tracker project

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African Media Initiative
International Centre for Journalists
African News Innovation Challenge
Parliamentary Monitoring Group
Open Democracy Advice Centre
The Indigo Trust
Open Society Foundation for South Africa

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APIs: PLAY WITH OUR DATA!

We've created several machine-readable datasets that you can go ahead and use to create news applications, web pages or any other types of software.

At the moment the following APIs are available:

Learn more and view examples »

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Where We are

Codebridge - Code Dojo
Campground Rd
(entrance via Hemlock St.)
Claremont
Cape Town