My Guardian Article: Beyond the ballot box: can technology help South African citizens be heard?

Mobile phones are now almost ubiquitous in South Africa and can help citizens participate in democraTomorrow, South Africans will go to the ballot box to vote for President, 20 years since the start of democracy.  I wrote this article for the Guardian about the role of technology in enabling citizens to make more informed choices, more effectively campaign and hold government to account.  It also talks about how technology could be used more effectively in the future.  I will be moderating a panel on this same issue at Guardian Activate  Johannesburg on 26th June.  You can read the article here.