Africa Women in Data Science 2022

In March 2022, in celebration of International Women’s day, we organised an Africa focused event and hackathon related to Women in Data Science in Africa. The partners in this event were DARA Big Data, IDIA, SARAO and the OAD. In March 2021, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) released a Women in Data Science report that used the DARA Big Data … Read More

Twitter Sentiment Analysis

About People are known to express their opinions on social media and that makes it a very interesting space to analysis with regards to sentiment analysis. But how does one extract sentiment from short bits of text like are sent to Twitter? We use a technology called Natural Language Processing. NLP is a machine learning technology that is able to … Read More

Rooibos Tea Classifier

About Rooibos tea is a caffein-free herbal infusion originating from South Africa. The plant, Aspalanthus Linearis, is also known as red bush an is an increasingly popular herbal tea globally. The leaf is processed to make either red tea, after a process of fermentation, or a green tea. The green rooibos tea is more laborious to prepare and is thus … Read More