sourceAFRICA is an African open data platform that can be used as an investigative tool. On SourceAFRICA people have access to 115 126 documents (as of October, 2018) from 47 organisations. The platform has about 137 contributors including the Mail & Guardian, Oxpeckers, Daily Trust and Pesa Check. People have access to documents ranging from cancellation of family planning in Tanzania, the South African Mining Charter and Kenya Data Protection Bill 2018 and many more.

Online presence

Home Organisation

ANCIR (the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting)

Other Partners

Code for Africa

Type of organisation responsible for the initiative




Updated: 2018/09/25

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