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The second edition of the Open! vulekamali newsletter has just been released.

An interim reflection of the alchemy that is public participation

An open data project involving both civic and state actors was always going to elicit varying – and various – perspectives on a range of issues. The Vulekamali team consists of government officials, members of civil society, academics and the project implementing agent.

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An open budget portal of South Africa

The Open data movement has become a key focus for a number of countries globally, as it potentially stands as a key tool in building government accountability and transparency, civic participation, and innovation in decision-making in the public and private sector.

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To the Eastern Cape we go!

The Vulekamali project team conducted Civic Information Drives (CIDs) in the Eastern Cape Province from 3-7 September 2018. These drives are focused on raising awareness about Vulekamali, and soliciting inputs into the evolution of the portal. The CID covered the areas of Bhisho, Mthatha, Queenstown and finally, Grahamstown.

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