City of Joburg launches developer challenge to solve city’s address issues

If you are a developer with an interest in apps, maps, data, urban development, cities or technology then enter the 2016 GeoJozi Developer Challenge. The challenge calls on developers aged 30 or under to help the City of Johannesburg improve its systems of allocating and maintaining addresses across the 1,644 km2 municipality. It is being[…]

#Hack.Jozi 2016: Videos from the awards evening

The winners of the Hack.Jozi 2016 Challenge were announced at The Wits Club on 19 May 2016. In case you missed it (or just want to experience the announcements all over again), here are the videos of the evening, as well as interviews with the winners and some fun banter from MC, Ashraf Garda. And[…]

#Hack.Jozi 2016 Challenge: WINNERS

Friday, 20 May 2016: The winners of the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge, announced by the City of Joburg and Wits University last night, will scale their businesses to create jobs and help beat real issues they identified in healthcare, education and local government administration in the City of Joburg. The top three contestants, selected from over[…]

#Hack.Jozi Challenge selects Joburg’s top ten digital ideas

The top ten of the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge has been announced. The varied ideas include ways for parents to reduce screen time for their children, a free pick up and drop off laundry service and an online platform to upload or download building plans for quicker approval by local authorities. #Hack.Jozi Challenge is a project[…]

Countdown to find Jozi’s top three digital entrepreneurs begins

Johannesburg, Thursday 7 April 2016: Well over 400 aspiring tech-preneurs have submitted their original digital ideas that they believe will make Joburg a better city for the 2016 #HackJozi Challenge. Of these, some one hundred contestants have been selected and are undergoing the first training and mentoring leg of the challenge. The #Hack.Jozi Challenge is[…]