Code4SA is hosting a data journalism school that aims to train up “junior-to-mid-level journalists” in data handling and multimedia.

Training will consist of data and social media journalism, as well as experimenting with multimedia. If you attend, you’ll also get to be a part of Code4SA’s ongoing projects.

The school is being run by a mix of journalists, programmers, analysts and content creators. Also expect guest lecturers from newsrooms both in this country and abroad.

If you’re a journalist and want to bulk up your portfolio, act fast as each intake of the school is only available for eight students.


  • Course dates: February – April 2016
  • Course length: Three months
  • Total cost: R18 000
  • Financial aid: Bursaries and monthly stipends available based on merit
  • More information: Code4SA site
  • Email directly at: “dataschool [AT] code4sa [DOT] org”
  • Direct link to application form 

Note that the application above requires an interview in the second week of January. Luckily, it can be done over Skype.