Online Data Quest: Gov. COVID-19 Spending

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 3, 2020
10:00am to 6:00pm UTC+02
Event is hosted online

Event Description

🕵🏻 What is "Keep the Receipt"?

Keep the receipt is a partnership between The Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM), OpenUp and several amazing volunteers. The aim is to catalogue South African provincial and national government spending related to COVID-19.

The aim is to convert the existing documents into a machine-readable, searchable format. Codebridge is calling on the broader tech community to help with this task.

👪 What is this event?

The above constitutes a total of around 1000 man-hours. Therefore, Codebridge is calling on the broader tech community to volunteer some time over the weekend in service of social good and governmental accountability.

Core project members will be available for Q&A's or to help if you get stuck during the day.

⏰ Do I need to stay from 10AM to 6PM?

Not at all. You are welcome to pop in and out during as needed.

🔨 What does the process entail?

You can learn more at

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


10:00 - 11:00 Introduction
11:00 - 14:00 Session 1
14:00 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 18:00 Session 2

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Schalk Venter

Codebridge is an open community. We believe that we are able to use our collective interest in technology and social change to serve local communities and explore alternate ways of addressing South African social problems.