Dr Vukosi Marivate, ABSA UP Chair of Data Science, Data Science for Social Impact Research Group.  I started writing this post on my thoughts on Data Science and COVID-19 in South Africa while also co-organising and assisting at the International …

A few weeks in, Data Science thoughts on COVID-19 in SA Read more »

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TLDR: We collected and collated data from the South African Department of Health [DoH] and National Institute for Communicable Diseases [NICD] statements and alerts. From there we built a dashboard that you can access at https://bitly.com/covid19za-dash. In this post, we …

A repo and dashboard for COVID-19 in South Africa Read more »

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Through an NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration grant, I was able to visit some collaborators in Sierra Leone. I got the opportunity to do 3 things.  Visiting Njala University I had a visit to Njala University to give 2 days …

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The Deep Learning Indaba was founded in 2017 with the mission of strengthening African Machine Learning (ML). It was formed by a group of researchers and innovators interested in shaping the future of African Machine Learning. The vision of the …

Go Tsamaya Ke Go Bona: Deep Learning Indaba #3 - A journey just beginning Read more »

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Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God And keep your face to the risin' sun¬†- Kanye West,¬†Family Business In the previous posts I have covered a number of items, the last being particularly focused on growth. …

Training future Data Scientists - Part 5: To lead, embrace conflict Read more »

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