The politics of land
Land is a pretty big deal in South Africa, as it is in the rest of the world where a portion (in SA’s case, the majority) were dispossessed of much of it. Code for Africa has produced an unflinchingly political data visualisation tool, HuruMap Land, based on Knight Lab’s Census Reporter and OpenUp’sWaziMap. The project has the newspapers City Press, Rapport, and Landbouweekblad on board, so we can expect to see some stories using the data soon. Code for Africa’s Chris Roper says the project wants to become the “authoritative data source on this issue”, and the team will continue to pump data in.