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AfricanLII – Our High-Flying Grantee

It’s not often our grantees make it into an in-flight magazine (at least, I don’t think it is). This month, though, it’s great to see the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) make it onto the pages of South African Airline’s magazine … Continue reading

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War Office Archive goes live in Nairobi

The following blog post was kindly prepared by Nick Dykes, Cataloguer at the British Library. In 2014 the British Library received funding from the Indigo Trust to catalogue, conserve and digitise almost 600 colonial-era military intelligence maps of the former … Continue reading

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A small grant to Siyakhona

Back in 2014, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Siyakhona, a South African organisation using tech and video to warn young people of the dangers posed by substance abuse. Targeting at-risk young people, Siyakhona’s aim was to … Continue reading

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Supporting Open Data Durban

The world over, development and planning largely remain confined to elite circles. These circles are typically made up of politicians, business owners, developers and financiers among others, but rarely do they involve ordinary citizens or local communities. Despite much rhetoric to … Continue reading

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Follow the Money (Denmark+Nigeria)

I’ve recently been watching the excellent Danish crime drama, Follow the Money. The basic premise of the show is as follows: Renewable energy firm, Energreen, is exploiting migrant workers and indulging in some creative accounting practices in its search for … Continue reading

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Google Ad Words

Nowadays, for many people ‘find something out’ and ‘google it’ are synonymous. Want to know the age of Kanye West? Ask Google. Want to know the best way to get rid of chewing gum from a child’s hair? Google it. Want … Continue reading

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Unsuccessful applications

It’s very rewarding to be able to contact great organisations to tell them that their funding proposal has been approved, but this remains the exception to the rule. More often than not, it’s my job to write to applicants and explain why we aren’t able … Continue reading

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