The world as we know it is changing at an exponential rate. The new world has placed a new demand for countries to keep up and adapt in innovative ways. Developing countries are increasingly being left behind and access to new skills and capabilities is ever more inadequate. The African continent is being presented with an opportunity for scientific participation with the global community via Astronomy and Big Data with the coming Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Telescope. African countries are now growing and joining the ranks of other emerging economies but there is a need to harmonize science into society for sustainable impact. The challenge with such a delicate stage of development is universal and equal access to opportunity and knowledge access. In this talk I will present how data science is being used in the SKA Africa partner countries to bring together experts in the field of Big Data, Machine Learning, Astronomy and Social sciences to seek how we can all work together for Social uplift.