Recap of 2024 Roadshow Highlights

Roadshow overview 

During the months of March to May, a series of roadshows were organized across institutions of higher learning in South Africa, spearheaded by key members of DIRISA, including DIRISA SDC and DIRISA DATA services. These roadshows served as vital platforms for disseminating information, sharing insights, and fostering collaboration within the data science and research community. Through engaging presentations, and interactive sessions, participants had an interest to use our services gain valuable knowledge about the latest developments in data management, analysis, and sharing practices.

The roadshows also facilitated networking among researchers, data scientists, policymakers, and other stakeholders, fostering meaningful connections and partnerships. By reaching out to various regions throughout South Africa, the roadshows aimed to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of data-driven research and its impact on society and decision-making processes. Overall, these roadshows played a pivotal role in advancing the mission of DIRISA and empowering the South African research community to harness the power of data for societal benefit.

 Institutions visited:

  • Botho University
  • University of Free State (UFS)
  • University of the Western Cape (UWC)
  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
  • Vaal University of Technology (VUT)
  • Walter Sisulu University (WSU)
  • University of Fort Hare (UFH)
  • Nelson Mandela University (NMU) North_Tapiwa
  • Rhodes University (RU)
  • University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)
  • University of Venda (UniVen) – upcoming
  • University of Limpopo – upcoming
  • University of Mpumalanga (UMP) – upcoming
  • University of Zululand – upcoming
  • Durban University of Technology (DUT) – upcoming
  • Sol Plaatjie University – upcoming
  • University of the Cape Town (UCT) – upcoming
  • North-West University (NWU) – upcoming