Tag: South Africa

‘Boring’ data produces important stories about traffic fines and safety

Knight International Media Innovators Data Journalism Investigative Reporting Municipal financial data isn’t the most exciting topic. Here’s how Code for South Africa overcame this challenge to produce a high-impact investigative story on the country’s skewed traffic fines.

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Award-winning story shows impact, potential of data journalism tools

Knight International Media Innovators Specialized Reporting Data Journalism Data-driven multimedia story Living on the Edge wins the national onlien category of Vodacom awards. ICFJ Knight Fellow Ray Joseph explains the impact of the tool behind the story.

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New data journalism tool highlights domestic worker salaries in South Africa

Knight International Media Innovators Specialized Reporting Data Journalism ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper explains the design and impact of Code for South Africa’s Living Wage Calculator, a tool that helps South Africans calculate how much they should pay their domestic

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Code for Africa gets $4.7m boost from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

Data journalism and civic technology organisation Code for Africa has received a US$4.7-million investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. According to a blog post written by Code for Africa head Justin Arenstein, the funding will be used to

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