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 …

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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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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. …

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Sun don't shine in the shade - Kanye West, Waves Growth is not only for the students, but for the program itself and all those involved. In 2017, growth was definitely on the cards for all involved. It was a …

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