DIRISA Student Datathon Challenge



The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) will be hosting their first annual Student Datathon Competition. The primary role of DIRISA is to enable, promote and support data intensive research across all scholarly disciplines. The Student Datathon Competition aims to promote data intensive research.


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.


- To give students an opportunity to learn about the benefits of open data.
- To showcase innovative solutions using open data.
- To find new solutions to problems.
- To advocate for the use of open data.

DIRISA Datathon Registration