2022 Datathon

About 2022 DIRISA Datathon

The annual DIRISA Student Datathon Challenge was held from 26 November 2022 to 2 December 2022 at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria. The theme for the 2022 Datathon was “Using Social Media Data to find innovative solutions”. 

The teams that participated in the datathon were:

  • North West University – Eagles
  • University of Johannesburg – Recursive Redemption
  • University of Zululand – Unbounded
  • Sefako Makgatho – Cyber Eclipse
  • Sol Plaatjie University – DataTude
  • Tshwane University of Technology – Alpha Logic
  • University of Limpopo – Tech Tycoon
  • University of KwaZulu Natal – TechWorld
  • Vaal University of Technology – SEE COM
  • Saulridge Secondary School – Mighty Ridge

The winners of the 2022 DIRISA Student Datathon Challenge were:


1st place – University of Johannesburg. Team Recursive Redemption.

2nd place – North West University. Team Eagles.

3rd place – Sol PLaatjie University. Team Datatude.

Best team – Saulridge Secondary School. Team Might Ridge.

Consistent Student. Miss Fikile Motha of Tshwane University of Technology. Team Alpha logic.

Best Research Poster. Miss Husnaa Molvi and Mr Kyle Botes of University of Johannesburg. Team Recursive Redemption.

Female empowerment bursary winners. Miss Ditshego Ntoagae of Saulridge secondary school and Ms Khanyisa Mokgoloboth of Sefako Makgatho.


Prizes were sponsored by:

  • Korbicom education trust
  • Code Ngwana
  • Eclipse holdings