Africa Data Hub (ADH) is, at its core, a data platform that exists to lower the barriers that African journalists face in trying to access and use data in their storytelling around health and development.
Dexter is a natural language processing platform that evaluates online news articles to improve transparency, equal representation and veracity of published news. Dexter is a collaboration between OCL and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA).
MyCandidate is a web-based application that helped South African voters see which candidates were contesting in their ward for the 2021 Local Government Elections. This information was scraped from PDFs and had never been made so accessible before.
Narratives of Home is a research project that explores how state housing models shape the social landscape of South Africa, looking specifically at eThekwini. The larger project consists of 9 sites, of which OCL participated in the research at the Blackburn Village site, as well as creating the website for the project.
Planning for Informality (P4I) is a tool that shows the summary of progress made by the eight largest municipalities across five areas: the informal settlement upgrading strategy, forward planning and land, progress towards medium-term expenditure framework targets, participation and empowerment, backyarder support plan. This tool is updated yearly to reflect overall progress made.
The South African Cities Open Data Almanac (SCODA) is a platform that improves access, analysis and insight into current and comparable information about South African cities through various tools. SCODA is a collaboration between OCL and South African Cities Network (SACN).