Analysis of the #GuptaLeaks e-mail network

With the release of a slice of the #GuptaLeaks e-mail correspondence by parliament, there is now an opportunity to do some data mining. For this article we will focus on looking at the network of e-mails between individuals in the network. Where did the data come from? In this case,…

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So You Want To Join MMM? Read This First

What if I offered you a great opportunity to get over 30% return on investment, every month. Yes, you read that correctly 30% every month. That is about 2,240% interest per year. So if you gave me $100 at the start of the year, I should give you back…

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We Deserve Better Hackathons

For the last 12 months, in 2015 and 2016, I have attended a number of Hackathons (as a hacker, a mentor or a judge) around the Gauteng area (big shout out to Geekulcha and Wits DIZ) in South Africa. All the hackathons had eager young coders hoping to build something…

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Analysis Of A Reality TV Show's Human Network

We live in an interconnected world. As humans, we connect with others all the time. We have strong networks, family, friends and that clique at work. We also have weak connections to others. You know, Tshepo from HR (you nod at him every day but don’t really know him)…

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Why Do Ben 10s Divorce Sugar Mamas?

South Africa is one of the few countries on the continent that publishes marriage and divorce data. Even better, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) makes available individual (couple) information about marriages and divorces. This allows us, not to just look at the aggregated statistics reported, but glean different insights given multiple…

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