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Greg Kempe

@longhotsummer
greg@code4sa.org

Code for South Africa

Using data and technology to promote informed decision-making that drives social change.

  • Civic technology
  • Open data
  • Data journalism

Data Journalism Academy

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  • Africa's first data journalism academy
  • 3 months, intensive, hands-on
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OpenByLaws.org.za

OpenByLaws.org.za

Making local legislation freely available and easy to read and share.

How many dogs can you own? Where can you park your car? What you can do on the beach? Can you spit in public?

Freely available


Discoverable

Accessible

Open

Easy to read and share


Consolidated

Consistently and pleasantly formatted

Navigable

Shareable

OpenByLaws.org.za website

Legislation as open data

‘Open knowledge’ is any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute — without any legal, technological or social restriction.

Freely available

Open license

Machine-friendly

By-laws in South Africa

  • Let's make it easier to share, learn and re-use
  • What does success look like?
  • Community

Indigo Platform

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Web platform for consolidating and publishing legislation



Indigo Platform

  • Content
  • Structure
  • Presentation
  • Like Markdown for legislation

Durban By-law Liberation Day

Saturday 27 February

Legal geeks, law librarians & editors, city reps, techies...

RSVP: Open Data Durban Meetup page bit.ly/1WFESum

Join our Community

@OpenByLawsZA

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Geeky stuff

indigo.openbylaws.org.za

github.com/longhotsummer/openbylaws.org.za

github.com/Code4SA/indigo

See you on Saturday!

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