Digital Solutions Hackathon Cape Town

22 – 24 Nov 2019

08:30-19:00

Finding solutions to prevent and combat gender based violence in South Africa

Ernst & Young building
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

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Femicide is on the rise in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that the murder rate for women increased drastically by 117% between 2015 and 2016/17.

The number of women who experienced sexual offences also jumped from 31 665 in 2015/16 to 70 813 in 2016/17, which is an increase of 53%.

These are drastic increases in less than 24 months, Stats SA’s Crime against Women in South Africa report released on Tuesday revealed.

The report provides an overview of all types of crime, including violent crimes, as they affect women in South Africa.

Violence against women is a serious problem in South Africa. Horrific stories of intimate partner violence have been highlighted in the media since #MenAreTrash went viral. The hashtag has also been sparked by the murders of Karabo Mokeona; Nonkululeko Mpanza and Nompumelelo Mhlongo (in Thokoza); Promise Mthembu (in KwaZulu-Natal) and Unisa student Jabulile Nhlapo.

(South African Government News Agency)

Schedule

Day 1 – 23 November

08:30 – 09:00 > Registration & Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30 > Introduction to Consulate General & Opening of Hackathon Series

09:30 – 10:00 > Breakaway into groups

09:30 – 11:00 > Morning Session

11:00 – 13:00 > Mentor Session

13:00 – 13:30 > Lunch

14:00 – 14:20 > Keynote Speech

14:00 – 17:30 > Afternoon Session

17:00 – 20:00 > Drinks & Dinner

Day 2 – 24 November

08:30 – 09:00 > Registration & Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30 > Reflecting on Day 1

09:30 – 13:00 > Breakaway into groups

09:30 – 13:00 > Morning Session

13:00 – 13:30 > Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 > Afternoon Session

15:00 – 17:30 > Final Presentations & Prize Giving

17:30 – 19:00 > Closing & Networking

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