Student Datathon Challenge 2023

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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.

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2023 DIRISA Datathon

The 2023 DIRISA Student Datathon focused on the theme “Youth Unemployment”. Youth Unemployment was chosen as a theme as it’s a devasting challenge that faces our country. The Datathon provides students with the platform to be able to show their capabilities and use data science, data analysis and research to try and solve socio-economic problems that face South Africa.

2023 Datathon Sponsors

The 2023 Student Datathon Challenge which will be held in Skukuza Mpumalanga is proudly sponsored by Momentum and KorbicomET. The total sponsorship package is a total of R200 000.

2023 DIRISA Datathon Registration

 The datathon is open to undergraduate students who are above the age of 18 from both universities and technical colleges. No experience in data science is required.