From the air there is a certain beauty and symmetry in the juxtaposition of Tierboskloof, a luxury gated estate and Imizamo Yethu Bay, the township on the side of a mountain. Both areas are situated right beside one another in … Continue reading A shared (but different) view

Political parties generally fielded fewer female ward candidates in the 2016 local government elections, suggesting that voters might be inclined to vote for men, on the ward lists where individual candidates are directly elected. But South African voters appear to … Continue reading Sexism in South African politics

Keep your finger on the Elections pulse. Naked Data rounds up the best 2016 Local Government Elections.

There are 19 ward candidates running for my Ward 64 in Cape Town. I didn’t know the breadth of choice I had until I tried out the Candidate Ward Finder, which started as a quick project by Adi at the … Continue reading Figuring out your ward candidates

Some candidates are gaming the system hard, running in multiple wards to increase their chance of election, in one case over 100 wards. It’s legal, but is it ethical? We’re talking politics here, so ethics has nothing to do with it.

Proceeds from contentious sale of Tafelberg School will be used to fund provincial offices, not social projects

Naked Data publishes the hottest data journalism stories, news, nerd-tools, and data viz from South Africa and the world. Why? Because we love data. Naked Data is the bizarre lovechild of the Naked Data newsletter (from which it derives its … Continue reading Introducing Naked Data

It’s never been easier to find the information you need to report on the upcoming August 3 local government elections in South Africa – if you know where to look.

Letitia Diergaardt is a receptionist for a battery-supplier in Windhoek, Namibia. One can almost picture her office: modest, a computer on her desk and hard copy accounting sheets, financial documents and debtors’ books neatly filed in cabinets. Diergaardt is also … Continue reading The Panama Papers in Africa: how tax avoidance is robbing Africa of billions

Wedding venues might be a b$tch to book, but South Africans are also keeping the divorce court pretty busy. Now new data can help you “divorce-proof” your union a little bit, at least statistically-speaking. Happily never after Divorce in SAInfographic … Continue reading Happy never after: divorce in SA

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