Open Data in the Wild: How it helped me to accidentally help 37 000 people

This quote from the Open Data HandbookĀ is a perfect way to introduce this post: Open data, especially open government data, is a tremendous resource that is as yet largely untapped. Before recently, I had never heard of Mpofana Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It’s a relativity small municipality in South …

WasteTech: Mapping Waste Picker routes for effective integration

Why gatherĀ Informal Sector data? The informal sector provides a valuable service to the South African recycling economy, saving municipalities up to R750m per year. Integrating them into the formal economy is an imperativeĀ in the upcoming Industry Waste Management Plans that the Paper & Packaging, Lighting and e-Waste sectors will be …

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