Advancing the research and application of data science tools to improve policymaking in South Africa.

Illustration depicting the use of data science tools for policymaking in South Africa

We work alongside policymakers and societal actors to identify high-impact applications of data science tools that could accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa.

Latest Industry


  • Goalkeepers South Africa community event held in Johannesburg

    The Goalkeepers South Africa community recently met in Johannesburg. Our wrap-up video gives you a sneak peak into this amazing group of people.

  • Open position: Doctoral assistant

    If you are a doctoral student at Stellenbosch University with strong operational and administrative skills, consider applying for our open doctoral assistant position.

  • Policy Innovation Lab releases detailed comparison of ANC, DA, EFF and MK Party manifestos

    The Policy Innovation Lab has released one of the most comprehensive analysis of convergence and divergence in the manifestos of the ANC, DA, EFF and MK Party.



Public engagement initiatives collect and share inspirational stories of policy innovation at all levels of society. We do this primarily through hosting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers South Africa network.


Sustainable Development Goals

Multistakeholder dialogues identify opportunities for policy innovation that align with South Africa’s SDG priorities and address pressing societal challenges.