#tagcoding for South Africa ?

Consider Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi9 - Be collaborative. By suitably #tagcoding genuine content, stakeholders and donors can contribute it to an open domestic and global conversation on governance, knowledge sharing and innovation for sustainable development, the economic activities and functions of government in South Africa, its cities and municipalities. By providing low-hurdle access to open data that matters to a particular context or trade, stakeholders are empowered to add data-driven elements to the discourse and their learning.

In a #tag2wiki step, the #tagcoded content can be curated, analysed, and shared and conflicting viewpoints can be covered in wiki sector maps and maps of the functions of government, as part of South Africa's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for South Africa is not intended for being read in a linear way. Rather, it must be used as a "4 dimensional topic map" for a knowledge and data driven development discourse in South Africa. The reader with an interest in a particular topic can quickly find open data and other content on that "topic in its context and dimension". Before contributing new content, we recommend the reader to minimally check the content that is (referenced) on this page, and to keep in mind Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi7 - Reuse and improve. For what concerns the reuse, improving or addition of new content, we recommend the use of the suitable hashtag with awareness of its dimension (lgu, sdg, isic or cofog).

#ZAlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data.

Learn about South Africa's administrative units, the province, via the South African Government, the Statistics South Africa website, and South Africa's Geohive page.

City #ZAlgu Carbonn Development data ( Knoema )
Eastern Cape (Bisho) #ZA05 Data atlas
Buffalo #ZA05 Climate Report
Nelson Mandela Bay #ZA05 Climate Report
Western Cape (Cape Town) #ZA11 Data atlas
Cape Town #ZA11 Climate Report
KwaZulu-Natal (Ulundi) #ZA02 Data atlas
Kwadukuza #ZA02 Climate Report
KwaZulu Natal #ZA02 Climate Report
Durban #ZA02 Climate Report
Umhlathuze #ZA02 Climate Report
Ekurhuleni #ZA06 Climate Report
Johannesburg #ZA06 Climate Report
Mbombela #ZA07 Climate Report
Gauteng (Johannesburg) #ZA06 Data atlas
Mogale #ZA06 Climate Report
Tshwane #ZA06 Climate Report
Northern Cape (Kimberley) #ZA08 Data atlas
Sol Plaatje #ZA08 Climate Report
Mpumalanga (Nelspruit) #ZA07 Data atlas
Steve Tshwete #ZA07 Climate Report
Free State (Bloemfontein) #ZA03 Data atlas
Limpopo (Polokwane) #ZA09 Data atlas
North West (Mahiking) #ZA10 Data atlas
national #tags South Africa
#ZAlgu tags combine the ISO country code ZA with the numerical part of the ADM1 Code for the province
construct more tags with the extended divisioning geocodes (Geohive)

Note: As there is no domestically defined geocode for each province, we use the numerical part of the ADM1 code2. Obtain that code from the ADM1 Code Search module by entering South Africa's GEC country code: ZA3.

#tagcoding for SouthAfrica : #ZAlgu 4local #sdgZA 4goals #isicZA 4economy #cofogZA 4gov

#sdgZA tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)4 in South Africa - use #sdgZA on Twitter or G+.

(tab guide)
#SDG1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
#SDG2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
#SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
#SDG4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
#SDG5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
#SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
#SDG7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
#SDG8: Promote sustained, inclusive & sustainable economic growth, full & productive employment & decent work for all
#SDG9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
#SDG10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
#SDG11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
#SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
#SDG13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
#SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
#SDG15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, …
#SDG16: Promote peaceful & inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, .. institutions
#SDG17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

#isicZA tags for economic activities

Sector in South Africa #isicZA #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #ZA88A
B - Mining and quarrying #ZA88B
C - Manufacturing #ZA88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #ZA88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #ZA88E
F - Construction #ZA88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #ZA88G
H - Transportation and storage #ZA88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #ZA88I
J - Information and communication #ZA88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #ZA88K
L - Real estate activities #ZA88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #ZA88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #ZA88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #ZA88O
P - Education #ZA88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #ZA88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #ZA88R
S - Other service activities #ZA88S
T - Activities of households #ZA88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #ZA88U

#cofogZA tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

Check out South Africa's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014 to understand the country's challenges in below areas.


09 - Education - #ZA09fg

Functions of government #cofogZA tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911ZA
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912ZA
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921ZA
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922ZA
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930ZA
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941ZA
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942ZA
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950ZA
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960ZA
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970ZA
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980ZA
Initiatives TESSA: education resources
COPNI 04.7: Afrikaans Wikipedia Gujarati Wikipedia Lozi Online Encyclopedia, Ndebele North Online Encyclopedia, Ndebele South Online Encyclopedia, Northern Sotho/Pedi/Sepedi Online Encyclopedia



09 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 09 - Education
The related category of industry (ISIC) is P - Education
International World Bank Education Strategy 2020
09.1 - Pre-primary and primary education (also COPNI 04.1): Education For All, Primary Education, Early childhood education at Development Strategies that work
09.2 - Secundary education(also COPNI 04.2): Secundary Education at Development Strategies that work
09.3 - Post-secundary non-tertiary education (also COPNI 04.3):
09.4 - Tertiary education(also COPNI 04.4):
09.5 - Education not-definable by level (also COPNI 04.5): Special education for persons with intellectual or psycho-social disabilities at Development Strategies that work
09.6 - Subsidiary services to education: Access to Schools, Preventive health care and improved nutrition for children at Development Strategies that work
09.7 - R&D Education(also COPNI 04.6):
09.8 - Education n.e.c.: World Bank Education Strategy 2020
COPNI 04.7 - Other educational services:

+ Government and the Economy, Environment and Community


04 - Economic Affairs - #ZA04fg

Functions of government #cofogZA tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411ZA
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412ZA
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421ZA
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422ZA
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423ZA
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431ZA
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432ZA
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433ZA
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434ZA
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435ZA
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436ZA
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441ZA
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442ZA
Construction (CS) #cofog0443ZA
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451ZA
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452ZA
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453ZA
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454ZA
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455ZA
Communication (CS) #cofog0460ZA
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471ZA
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472ZA
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473ZA
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474ZA
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481ZA
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482ZA
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483ZA
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484ZA
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485ZA
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486ZA
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487ZA
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490ZA
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on South Africa (not for all countries)
COFOG 04.2: Country profile at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;
Plantwise Knowledge Bank country page (set country on first visit) including pest diagnostic tool and treatment support.
Green Economy Initiative (UNEP): South Africa's Pathway page
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
COFOG 04.1.1: South Africa Country Diagnostic: "Making insurance markets work for the poor. Microinsurance policy, regulation and supervision: South African Case Study" (Access to Insurance Initiative)



04 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 04 - Economic affairs
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
04.1.1: K - Financial and insurance activities
04.2: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing;
04.3: D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and B - Mining and quarrying
04.4: B - Mining and quarrying, C - Manufacturing and F - Construction
04.5: H - Transportation and storage
04.6: J - Information and communication
04.7.1: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; H - Transportation and storage (Storage)
04.7.2; 04.7.3: I - Accommodation and food service activities
International 04.1.2 - General labour affairs:
COPNI 07.2 - Services of labour organizations:
04.1.1 - General economic and commercial affairs: Access to Insurance Initiative,
World Bank Trade Strategy (Consultation) Food Security, Access to markets
04.2 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: World Bank Agriculture Action Plan FY2010-12; Fisheries; Improving agricultural productivity at Development Strategies that work; The Standards and Trade Development Facility ; Farmers' Rights - Resource pages for Decision-Makers qnd Practitioners
04.2.1: Land Reform at Development Strategies that work
04.3 - Fuel and energy: World Bank Energy Strategy Consultations,
04.4 - Mining, manufacturing and construction:
04.5 - Transport: Transport, Infrastructure Development at Development Strategies that work
04.6 - Communication:
04.7 - Other industries:
04.8 - R&D Economic affairs:
04.9 - Economic affairs n.e.c.:
COPNI 07.3 - Services of professional organizations:Share4Dev by InfoBridge

+ Government and Society's Foundations


01 General Public Services - #ZA01fg

Functions of government #cofogZA tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111ZA
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112ZA
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113ZA
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121ZA
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122ZA
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131ZA
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132ZA
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133ZA
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140ZA
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150ZA
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160ZA
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170ZA
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180ZA

Open Government Partnership: country page
South Africa Government Online
Universal Periodic Review
Documents for public comment

COFOG 0132: South Africa's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014



01 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 01 - General public services
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
- O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
- 01.1: U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
International 01.1 - Executive and legislative organs, financial and fiscal affairs, external affairs: Public administration reform
01.2 - Foreign economic aid:
01.3 - General services: System of National Accounts 2008, at Development Strategies that work by UN Economic and Social Council, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), London Declaration for Transparency, the Free Flow of Information and Development (2010)
01.4 - Basic research:
01.5 - R&D General public services:
01.6 - General public services n.e.c.:
01.7 - Public debt transactions:
01.8 - Transfers of general character between different levels of government:
COPNI 09.1 - Services n.e.c.:
COPNI 09.2 - R&D Services:
COPNI 07.1 - Services of political parties: Universal Periodic Review5

In the media

South Africa's #tags in other languages:

جنوب-إفريقيا (Arabic)
南非 (Chinese, simplified)
Südafrika (German)
Sudáfrica (Spanish)
Afrique du Sud (French)
南アフリカ (Japanese)
Южная Африка (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on SouthAfrica:
Actor Map, Statute Book, Local Development Books

Open Data and Content

Various sources

The Sector field of listed projects are indicative for the function of government and the industrial sector under which the project should be classified.

Curated open data in the World Data Atlas (by Knoema)

Social Progress Index

Check South Africa's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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For the initiatives listed per Function of Government (COFOG class) and/or category of economic activity (ISIC class), comments may be given at an initiative's wiki page. If such a wiki page is missing, make a request to create it in your comment.