July 6, 2020

Student Datathon Challenge 2020

The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) will be hosting its second annual Student Datathon Competition. In 2019, the Datathon competition was attended by students from the following universities and high schools:

  • University of Pretoria (UP)
  • WITS University
  • University of Johannesburg (UJ)
  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
  • North West University (NWU)
  • University of Limpopo (UL)
  • Sol Plaatjie University (SPU)
  • University of Mpumalanga (UMP)
  • Lehlabile High School
  • Tsako Thabo High School


The DIRISA student datathon is a competition that is organised by the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) to showcase how open research data can be used to come up with creative and innovative solutions to some of South Africa’s problems.




Notice: Dear DIRISA User, kindly note that DIRISA's OpenStack and CEPH will be undergoing upgrade for a period of 1 week from today. As precautionary measure DIRISA users are advised to back-up their data to avoid any disruptions should the unforeseen occur