The winners for the 2019 DIRISA Student Datathon Challenge were:

  • First Place TeamUniversity of Johannesburg (UJHonours_Team255). This team’s solution was a mental health application used to identify and assist people with mental health issues.
  • Second Place TeamNorth West University (TeamNWU). Solution – Object detection in video surveillance systems.
  • Third Place TeamSol Plaatjie University (DigitalAge). Solution – Uber for Emergency Medical Services in the North West Province.
  • Best TeamDiversity Mixed Team (WITS, NWU, Tsako Thabo High School and Lethlabile High School). Solution – Understanding High School Performance in South African Schools.
  • Best FemaleKayleigh Slogrove (UJ)
  • Best MaleKarabo Manasoe (WITS)

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”27″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Prizes for the datathon were generously sponsored by Altron Bytes and Redhat:







The prizes were:

1st place – Huawei Cellphone + Wireless charging radio and bluetooth speaker

2nd place – 10inch tablet + wireless headphones

3rd place – 7inch tablet

Best team – wireless bluetooth speaker

Best Female – Tech hamper

Best Mlae – wireless headphones