2020 Datathon

About 2020 DIRISA Datathon

The 2nd Annual DIRISA Datahon was held from 26-29 July 2021. The theme for the datathon was “Finding a South African Solution for the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The teams that participated in the datathon were:

  • WITS University

  • University of Johannesburg (UJ)

  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

  • University of Mpumalanga (UMP)

  • North West University (NWU)

  • Central University of Technology (CUT)

  • Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)

  • University of Zululand (UniZulu) and

  • Vaal University of Technology (VUT).

Winners of 2020 Datathon

The winners of the 2nd annual DIRISA Datathon were:


  • 1st Place – University of Johannesburg (UJ) . Solution – Predicting herd immunity date for Covid19

  • 2nd Place – WITS University. Solution – Understanding how certain factors impact community ability to get vaccines

  • 3rd Place – University of Zululand (UniZulu). Solution – Covid19 Risk Map for South Africa