Civic Tech in South Africa
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South Africa has many civic tech organisations, such as Amandla.mobi, Grassroot, GovChat and Vulekamali, which aim to make a real impact on many issues concerning South African citizens. Such organisations make use of different technologies to make a real change. These civic tech organisations often focus on issues pertaining to transparency and accountability, education, citizen participation, open data, governance, journalism and much more.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571236456921{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #d0eaf2 !important;}”]

Suggested resources:

  • The #CivicTechAfrica and #OpenDataAfrica hashtags on Twitter
  • The Civic Tech Innovation Database is a living collection of civic tech initiatives in South Africa. It is managed by jamlab for the Civic Tech Innovation Network. You can search the database by the name of the project, by the type of platform, by an organisation or by keywords. For each initiative identified, information about the platform, its creators and partners is included.
  • Civic Tech Innovation Network’s online magazine and email newsletter
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