Data Analytics and Research Information

Mega-theme 5: Data analytics and research information

Name of Research and Innovation Area Research Group or Entity Name of Targeted Intervention Project Group Leader
Forecasting COVID-19 propagation for the next six months in South Africa Applied Mathematics Department (NMU) Forecast the number of people contaminated, number of people recovered and number of deaths over the next 6 months. This information can be used by government for decision and policy making.
Questions to be addressed:
  • Is lockdown effective?
  • Should lockdown be extended after 16 April?
  • Can the country and health system cope with new number of cases over the next 6 months
Data collection, construction of polynomial under different scenarios, extrapolation, conclusion. A.R. Appadu, A. Kelil, Y. Tijani


Mathematical modelling of COVID-19 transmission dynamics Biomathematics (Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) Susceptible, Infected, Recovered populations in South Africa, SADC.
Department of Health for planning purposes, understanding, and possible implementation of recommendations
Model formulations for various intervention measures, etc
Model analysis, data collection, numerical simulations, biological implications
W. Mbava
Data analytics Physics Data Analysis Supply data Dr Lindsay Westraadt
Forecasting for COVID- 19: spread of the infection, impact on economic growth and human development Centre of Expertise in Forecasting     Prof IN Litvine
Contact tracing CCT Extract aggregated data District Health Information System (DHIS)set up and backend queries to database Darelle Van Greunen
HEAT Maps CCT Generate heatmaps Import from database to visualization tool Darelle Van Greunen