Hackathon zones in on digital solutions to curb GBV

Hackathon zones in on digital solutions to curb GBV

Tech incubator Silicon Cape and the US Embassy in South Africa are coming together once more, to run a weekend-long hackathon aimed at finding digital solutions to fight the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) in the country. While the hackathon, which forms part...

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A Few Options

A Few Options

You get a group of hackers who are hacking for good and want to share the idea and code with the world are more inclined to use the "creative Commons" clause which means that anyone can use their idea and build upon it. Think Tesla releasing all their patents....

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#GovHackSA finds tech solutions for government problem.

#GovHackSA finds tech solutions for government problem.

Example of how GovHack in action on news24. GovHackSA was a recognized world design project #WDC241 in 2014. We had 3 different challenges set by main stakeholders. We partnered with The World Design Capital, Google, 22 Seven and MLab. Through collaboration, we...

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Before the Hackathon….Start-up Weekend

Before the Hackathon….Start-up Weekend

I wanted to first give an example of a start-up weekend that I have also previously run. I would like to highlight that if datasets are not given, here is a different way of engaging with the community to create a space to come up with social innovations. Start-up...

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Using tech to tackle gender-based violence

Using tech to tackle gender-based violence

Every three hours a woman is murdered in South Africa. What's more, the country has the fourth-highest female interpersonal violence death rate in the world. Additionally, South Africa's rape statistics are amongst the highest globally with an average of 114 rapes...

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