23 November 2015

For immediate release

Have Your Say On EThekwini’s Open Data Policy 

The idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and redistribute without restrictions has been gaining popularity globally and in South Africa.

EThekwini Municipality is drafting an Open Data Policy that would guide the provision of open data to citizens.

To be inclusive and encourage public participation in this process, the City is inviting the public to participate in a survey and determine what should be included in the policy.

The survey is made up of five simple questions such as which municipal data should be open to the public and which should not as well as how such information should be made available.

Following this initial consultation and best practice research the eThekwini Open Data Policy will be drafted and circulated to internal and external stakeholders for comment at a later stage.

Members of the public can visit​ and click on the rotating open policy survey banner on the home page. Comments close on 30 November 2015.


Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4855 or email:

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