South African People building tools that create change in South Africa's marginalised communities


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Grassroot Team building tools that enable community leaders and members to take action themselves—a platform for community action. It works on any phone, be simple to use, optimized for our context, and open to all. The voiceless find their voice and the teeth to compel a response when acting together. In South Africa, the density of organizing in our communities was instrumental in defeating Apartheid. After the transition to democracy that organizing capacity was co-opted or closed down, which severely weakened downward accountability in our country. Technology cannot overcome that problem on its own. But it can help. "

  • Grassroot Team building tools that enable community leaders and members to take action themselves‚Äîa platform for community action.
  • It works on any phone, be simple to use, optimized for our context, and open to all.
  • The voiceless find their voice and the teeth to compel a response when acting together. In South Africa, the density of organizing in our communities was instrumental in defeating Apartheid.
  • After the transition to democracy that organizing capacity was co-opted or closed down, which severely weakened downward accountability in our country.
  • Technology cannot overcome that problem on its own. But it can help.