Could Cape Town be more awesome? Did you know that more than 70% of people visiting Cape Town visit the same ten tourist sites? We know there's more to the City, but can we help people find new things to do and new places to see?   Together with the City of Cape Town, CiTi will host a hackathon from 27 – 29 October 2017 at the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn. The City's Open Data Hackathon will challenge teams to solve real problems faced by Cape Town's tourism industry. ...

Two new external representatives, Lynn Woolfrey and Dillon Mann, have joined the City’s Open Data Steering Committee:  Lynn Woolfrey is the Manager of the DataFirst Data Service at the University of Cape Town. She is a data specialist with more than 20 years’ experience curating and sharing African research data and promoting Open Data in Africa.  She is also involved in projects to improve the quality of African data by training data managers in government and resear...

BizCommunity Online recently reported on an interesting use of City of Cape Town’s open data:   “The City of Cape Town often battles with devastating wild fires, due to its unique topography and vegetation. Using data from The Weather Company, an IBM business, and the City of Cape Town's Open Data portal, IBM scientists have developed a cognitive dashboard. This can assess fire incidence risk and severity to help officials raise public awareness and prepare for emergency ...

You may experience problems in downloading data from the Open Data Portal due to technical issues linked to the redevelopment of the City of Cape Town internet site. Apologies for any inconvenience. Our technicians are attending to the problem. Regards Open data team

At the Open Data Steering Committee meeting held on 27 June 2016, 7 datasets were approved for publication on the City's open data portal. o   Service requests(service notifications) o   Water consumption o   Street people o   Free call lines o   Awarded requests for quotations o   Land us...