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Corona-tracking for South Africa

Jason
Jason
2020-03-18

The Media Hack team — Laura Grant, Alastair Otter and Tanya Pampalone — has taken the lead on visualising the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa with its Coronavirus ZA Dashboard. The numbers are based on the government’s official announcements, so take it from whence it comes, but on the whole SA’s response has been excellent. See the government’s official Coronavirus site here, and don’t miss its Whatsapp chatbot on +27 60 012 3456. (How cool is that number?)

Jason
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery, Jason was one of the first South Africans to really grasp the importance of data in the newsroom and has remained one step ahead of the trends in the field all the way. Even Naked Data was conceived before email newsletters were cool again. But what does that tell you about the measure of the man? Nothing, that's what. He hides the superman CV behind a truly mild-mannered and overly modest persona and is best described as "one of the nicest guys in the business". When he's angry, it is righteously so, and his anger always wears velvet mittens. The true signs of his genius include the ability to create multilingual puns on demand (witness the alternative Naked Data strap "Putting the heita in to data") and the fact that he offered me a job. (AO)

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