The Department of Basic Education is a division of the South African government that administrates primary and secondary education in South Africa. It was established in 2009, when the former Department of Education was divided into the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training.
The South African Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency (DPME) was instituted in 2010, with the purpose of ensuring continuous improvement in service delivery, through performance monitoring and evaluation. Their key focus areas are built around performance monitoring and evaluation of governmental priorities, assessing the quality of management practices in governmental departments and indicators development.
Data presentation and visualization solutions have increased in popularity in the recent years. Tremendous advancements in information technology and the wide adoption of the internet had a positive effect on communication, data interchange and visualization across networks, business and social communities.
As one of the latest Nielsen (2010) studies related to World Cup 2010 reveal, the most buzzed player in the social media is the Ivory Coast striker and star player Didier Drogba (3.40%). He is followed quite at a long distance by the Netherlands star Arjen Robben (1.60%), with Argentinean and world best player in 2009, Lionel Messi on the third spot (1.40%), and Portuguese playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo on the fourth position only (1.10%).
In a previous blog post “Performance in sport: a new era has began” we reviewed the ascent of sport in popular culture, bringing together entertainment, business and healthcare. Football in particular became in the last two decades a veritable industry that started to attract increased attention from analysts and media.