OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository and Dashboard for South Africa

Innovative response

Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for South Africa created, maintained and hosted by Data Science for Social Impact research group, led by Dr. Vukosi Marivate, at the University of Pretoria.

It is a project creating open data for COVID19 in South Africa. Is led by the Data Science for Social Impact research group and made up of a consortium of volunteers from different spheres of society.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

We are providing open data for COVID19 spread in South Africa. We are the only and largest resource for a lot of Scientists, Researchers and Decision-makers.

Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for South Africa created, maintained and hosted by Data Science for Social Impact research group, led by Dr. Vukosi Marivate, at the University of Pretoria. The repository is used extensively by researchers and also innovators who have built tools for COVID19 such as localised dashboards and health facility information which is updated.

Organisations/institutions involved

Data Science for Social Impact research group, University of Pretoria
covid19za consortium of volunteers

Potential issues

We are still having a challenge with government making data available. We do not have real-time capacity and capability information for Health facilities both in the public and private sectors. This is becoming more important as COVID 19 peak in SA approaches.

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Level(s) of government:
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Issues being addressed:

  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis
  • Crowdsourcing solutions

Response contact:

[email protected]