Open Government Partnership (OGP) launched September 20, 2011 a decade after APRM.
South Africa is a founding country with 8 other countries.
Aims to improve government performance, encourage civic participation and enhance government responsiveness to people.
Geekulcha has worked and gotten support from the OGPSA in driving Open Data programmes in South Africa, espcially in rural-oriented communities.
Here are platforms where you can find data
Here are some things that might help you accelerate in Open Data