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Things We Don’t Fund: Technology Infrastructure

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Follow the Money Launch a New Campaign

The following is a guest post kindly provided by the team at Follow the Money. On Friday 16 June 2014, the Follow The Money Team launched another campaign to help relocate about 3,000 citizens of flood prone Gutsura – a … Continue reading

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Online Attitudes and Behaviours in MENA

A mixed government, academic and private sector research team have released a report into the attitudes and behaviours of internet users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The report reveals differences between users in MENA and globally concerning … Continue reading

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Things We Don’t Fund: Internet Cafes

While we believe that as many people should have internet access as possible, as a small foundation we would never be able to provide access to even a fraction of the people not currently online. In recent years, internet cafes … Continue reading

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Second Grant to Constitute Project

Having supported Constitute Project last year, we’re delighted to announce that we have awarded them a second grant of £4,125. The Constitute Project is an ambitious initiative to provide people around the world with access to constitutions from almost every … Continue reading

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Grant Awarded to Fruits of Thought

Sometimes, it’s easier to let grantees explain their work in their own words and that’s what the team at Fruits of Thought have done with the following presentation, which explains why we have awarded them a second grant and what … Continue reading

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Things We Don’t Fund: INGOs

Let me preface this post by saying that many large international NGOs are staffed by passionate, hardworking and knowledgeable people and often do incredible work in tough conditions. And some small, local NGOs are inefficient, incompetent and sometimes corrupt. It … Continue reading

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South Africa HackHackers and Press Breakfast Photos

Check out this slideshow of photos provided courtesy of Elliot Rowe Photography from our Press Breakfast and Hack Hackers events in Cape Town (in association with Africa Media Initiative and Code4SA).  You can read all about the events here and our … Continue reading

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South Africa Election Events (Post 2)

Following on from Loren’s previous post about the pre-election events she helped organise in South Africa, here’s some more infromation kindly supplied by event co-organiser Siyabonga: Digital democracy activists at Code4SA have teamed up with UK NGO the Indigo Trust … Continue reading

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re:publica 2014 – Lessons from a Conference

It’s rare that a conference inspires me to want to take up a new skill, so leaving re:publica last week I was all the more surprised that I was seriously considering teaching myself cross-stitch: re:publica is an annual conference hosted … Continue reading

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