Data Analysis and Visualisation for Storytelling

Code for South Africa
Code for South Africa is a non-profit civic technology lab. We use data and technology to promote informed decision-making that drives social change. Our base of operations is Codebridge in Cape Town where we are helping to create a civic technology movement.

Code for South Africa is facilitating a two-day training course in March on data analysis and visualisation for storytelling, with budget data as the theme.

The course will consist of a combination of theoretical and hands-on practical work, and provide you with the opportunity to gain practical data analysis and visualisation skill-sets and equip you to deliver compelling data-driven multimedia stories.

This course is aimed at candidates who: 

  • Are intimidated by working with data in excel
  • Want to learn simple best practices for shaping and analysing data
  • Would like to find valuable insights and stories hidden in their data
  • Want to present data in exciting ways across different platforms
  • Want to use data to inform and improve decision making processes
You will learn how to: 
  • Access datasets, including national budget data
  • Manipulate and structure spreadsheets
  • Drill down into national budget spending from overall budget allocations to allocations within different programmes
  • Analyse sources of national budget revenue
  • Find stories within the data
  • Visualise data using free online tools
  • Embed visualisations into stories
  • Create multimedia stories using free online tools
These learnings will equip you to report on the local budget data when it is tabled in March.

Date: 06 March 2017 to 07 March 2017
Venue: Codebridge, Claremont, Cape Town
Cost: R4,600 per participant for the days (limited number of subsidised seats avail.)

Applications close 27 February 2017. Book at or email

This course will be facilitated based on a minimum number of participants, so get your applications in as soon as possible.

More info: 

You will be required to bring your own laptop to the contact sessions. Please ensure you have an activated Google account.

Light snacks will be provided, please bring your own lunch. 


Event Start Date: 
Monday, 6 March, 2017
Event End Date: 
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Event Venue: 
Codebridge, Claremont, Cape Town
Event Type: 
Cape Town

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