The following text was prepared by our grantee who are changing their name. We’ll let them explain why… We are changing our name. “Code for South Africa” has served us well, but it does not do justice to what we do: use data and technology to promote more informed decision making that drives social change. […]
The following article is reproduced here with the kind permission of our friends at Code4SA. The original can be found here. A new website, opengazettes.org.za, is making official government gazettes available online and searchable, so you no longer have to sift through or download heaps of publications to source legal notices, calls for comments on […]
The following post is reproduced with the kind permission of Dim Sum Digital, about some work Indigo is funding with them and partners in South Africa. A new month – and the beginning of some new contracts which we’re very excited to be getting started on here. Alongside ongoing work at Talk About Local, we’re […]
The following is a press release provided by one of our grantees, Code4SA. The original press release can be found here. Despite the Constitution of South Africa promoting community involvement in local government, community organisations have found the City of Cape Town’s budgets too complex and convoluted to understand, and the process of the community engaging […]
As part of our efforts to increase the amount of transparency and accountability work we support in Africa, a few months ago we announced a grant to Code4SA to support their School of Data Fellowship Programme (Scoda SA for short). Six months in and the programme is showing a number of promising results.
Check out this slideshow of photos provided courtesy of Elliot Rowe Photography from our Press Breakfast and Hack Hackers events in Cape Town (in association with Africa Media Initiative and Code4SA). You can read all about the events here and our Hack Hackers in Johannesburg (in association with Africa Media Initiative and Jozi Hub) here.
[slideshare id=33506503&sc=no] You may have read about the event we hosted alongside Code4SA. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve awarded a grant of £36,850 to the team to contribute towards salary costs and an Open Data Unconference which will help the team build the Open Data community in South Africa. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog […]
It’s been all go in Cape Town in the last week as we’ve been working alongside the Africa Media Initiative (AMI) and Code4SA to ramp up our efforts in South Africa. Since being in South Africa I’ve come across fantastic techies building APIs, tools and infographics which aim to equip citizens, activists and journalists with the platforms […]
As most of you probably know, I’ve moved to South Africa for 6 months. I’ll still be continuing my usual Indigo role as Executive and will also be focusing on ramping up our efforts in South Africa in the lead up to the national election. It’s been a busy first week. I had the Praekelt […]