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Free State Better Budget Data Quest

See what you can do with Government budget data

A Data Quest is a platform where participants within groups of 5 collaborate to explore data. The groups comprise of graphic designers, journalists, public relations students, programmers, software developers, economists, accountants, CSO leaders, students representative councils, digital storytellers or bloggers, political science students and all other people interested in data, to engage on National and Provincial budget data. Great Prizes up for grabs to the winning group on the day.

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The challenge is designed to get a group thinking about what they would like to explore. Challenge 1, 2 and 3 are specific, whereas the open challenge is a bit broader in that you may really expand your ideas.

Challenge 1

Find how spending on either Education, Health, Human Settlements or Public Works in the Free State changed over the last 4 years? Based on the Department you selected, determine what programmes have received more priority and what has received less? Have they over- or underspent on their budgets? Why?

Challenge 2

Find how spending on either Health, Energy, Human Settlements or Public Enterprises at a National Department level has changed over the last 4 years? Based on the Department you selected, determine what programmes have received more priority and what has received less? Have they over- or underspent on their budgets? Why?

Challenge 3

Do a comparison between a Free State Department and its counterpart in another Province. What are the key similarities, differences? What conclusions can you derive from your findings?

Open Challenge

What is an important thing we can learn from the budget and spending data for the Free State over the last four years? Do the current spending plans for the next three years address any issues you have found?

Rules:
  1. Your team should use at least one dataset or API available on https://vulekamali.gov.za/ or https://data.vulekamali.gov.za/
  2. You may also use other data in combination with the above.
  3. A Maximum of 5 individuals in a team (If you are entering as a team) Teams will also be created on the day.
  4. You need to explore a story angle, use a method to visualise it and lastly, you will need to explain it in a presentation
  5. You may not use more than 10 slides for your presentation.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 21, 2019

Civic Information Drive - Limpopo

Limpopo
July 27, 2019

Free State Better Budget Data Quest

Kagisanong Community Hall, Moshoeshoe Str, Bloemfontein
July 25, 2019

Free State Budget Literacy Training

Lesley Monnanyane Hall - Bloemfontein
July 2, 2019

Civic Information Drive - North West

North West