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Back in November, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Livity Africa towards the costs of their young parliamentary reporter programme in South Africa. The job of these young reporters was to report on what was happening in the South African Parliament in an accessible, interesting and accurate way. This handy infographic shows […]

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Addis Ababa is alive with innovation right now and that’s why we’re happy to be supporting a tech innovation hub there, xHub. The xHub will act as a place for IT entrepreneurs to convert their idea into a product or company, by providing mentorship, training, ICT access and testing facilities and networking opportunities. Rising numbers […]

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In a city like Cape Town, getting your voice heard can be a real challenge. Without the money, the connections or the social standing, it is easy for the media – and in many cases the government – to overlook you and hope you’ll go away.

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Last year, Indigo grantee Mzalendo launched the People’s Shujaaz Awards to recognise and honour Kenyan legislators who have made a positive contribution to the country by actively engaging in the political process, rather than taking a back seat. Here are a few press clippings about the awards and its winners. Lobby to award best performing […]

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The list of things you can now do over a web or mobile platform is vast and continues to grow. For many, the days when a phone was for – you know – phoning people are a bygone age, a quaint and fading memory that our grandchildren will scarce believe. If you want to contact […]

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You live in a remote village that is three hours’ drive from the nearest health centre. Your family can’t afford a mobile phone and the only person with a phone in the village is away visiting relatives. You notice that one of your children is developing breathing difficulties and has a fever. There are no […]

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For all the developments in mobile and web technology over the last three decades, in many parts of the world radio remains a key source of information and advice. Although we don’t fund radio projects in isolation, we are keen to hear of mobile and web projects that seek to exploit the use of radio […]

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Many of us use SMS to text our friends, arrange a night out or – in the case of a number of annoying companies – send reminders that we may be eligible for compensation for accidents we never had. But text messaging can also be used to supply critical, even life-saving information. That’s the rationale […]

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It would be fair to say that football’s world governing body, FIFA, has had its fair share of problems recently. Recent (‘unproven’ for any lawyers reading) allegations that South Africa’s successful 2010 World Cup bid may have been facilitated by a hefty $10m bribe are but the latest in a string of bad news stories […]

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The following is a press release provided by one of our grantees, Code4SA. The original press release can be found here. Despite the Constitution of South Africa promoting community involvement in local government, community organisations have found the City of Cape Town’s budgets too complex and convoluted to understand, and the process of the community engaging […]

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