Wednesday 21 November 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

14:00 – 17: 00 | Bootcamp: Civic Tech 101 – Indra de Lanerolle
                              Venue: Accelerator

09:00 | Registration

               Venue: Founders square

             | “New Tricks for ‘Old’ Tools” – Interactive Exhibition

               Crowdsourcing ideas of new use cases that could lead to greater uptake of existing services.

                Venue: iClub



10:30 | Opening Plenary

 Venue: iClub

  • Welcome – Lesley Williams
  • Opening & Introductions – Geci Karuri Sebina
  • Keynote Panel I: Is civic tech really making an impact in governance, accountability and services – A Global View
    • Ory Okolloh
    • Tiago Peixoto
    • Nicole Carty
    • Indra de Lanerolle (Moderator)


11:45 | “Who’s Doing What” World Cafe

Venue: iClub + Accelerator
A demo session led by the people who are leading some of the most interesting, effective and innovative civic tech initiatives in South Africa.

  • – Koketso Moeti
  • SA Cities Open Data Almanac (SCODA) – Sophie McManus (ODD) and Danga Mughogho (SACN)
  • GovChat – Elrid Jordaan
  • Medicine Price Registry – Matthew Stark
  • OpenUp – Lunga Mthembu
  • Grassroot LiveWire – Luke Jordan
  • MuniMoney – Elsabe Rossouw
  • Administrative data platform and city data innovation – Shirley Robinson


13:00 | Networking Lunch

Venue: The Deck


13:15 | “What Is… And How Can I Use It? – Workshop

Intensive and practical overviews of some of the fields that are driving civic technologies and offering new opportunities in South Africa

Venue: iClub

  • Data science – Kugendran Naidoo
    Venue: Accelerator
  • Digital activism – Nicole Carty
    Venue: The Dav


14:15 | What We’ve learnt about…” (x4 parallel sessions)

Tales of experience based on building things, researching things or breaking things

  • Session 1: Communities of Practice (Deborah Byrne on MAVC COP and Geci Karuri-Sabina on SA Cities Network)
    Venue: iClub
  • Session 2: People running online campaigns (Koketso Moeti on
    Venue: Accelerator
  • Session 3: Connecting citizens with government budget data (Zukiswa Kota on Vulekamali)
    Venue: The Dav
  • Session 4: Mobile internet and smartphone users in Africa (Indra de Lanerolle and Luci Abrahams)
    Venue: App Factory



15:15 | Tea

Venue: The Deck


15:45 | Strategies and Opportunities – Workshop

Venue: iClub
Discussing civic tech directions in South Africa


17:00 | Day Closes


17:00 | Networking drinks

 Venue: The Deck

09:00 | Keynote Talks II

            Venue: iClub

  • Nanjala Nyabola – Digital Tech and Analogue Democracy in Africa
  • Minister Audrey Tang – (10am via livestream) – Digitising governance


10:30 | Tea


11:00 | “Designing Next” – Workshop

            Venue: iClub

Mapping out a post-conference strategy and action agenda for the CTIN network as well as for the stakeholders / participants


12:30 | Closing Plenary

            Venue: iClub

  • Launch Civic Tech Directory – CTIN
  • Evaluation

13:00 | Networking Lunch

            Venue: Deck


13:15 | “What is… And How Can I Use It?” – Workshop

More intensive and practical overviews of some of the fields that are driving civic technologies and offering new opportunities in South Africa

  • Blockchain – Tanya Knowles
    Venue: Accelerator
  • Hacking the Constitution @Con Hill – Lauren Segal
    Venue: The Dav


14:00 | CTIN Reference Group Annual Meeting

              Venue: Accelerator Boardroom