Organisation: Praekelt Foundation

As most of you probably know, I’ve moved to South Africa for 6 months.  I’ll still be continuing my usual Indigo role as Executive and will also be focusing on ramping up our efforts in South Africa in the lead up to the national election. It’s been a busy first week.  I had the Praekelt […]

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South Africa has an uneasy relationship with transparency and accountability. It ranks second on budget openness and has constitutionally-guaranteed access to information legislation, but major service delivery failures and the much-talked-about Secrecy Bill threaten to undermine the great strides that the country has made. That’s why we’re delighted to announce a grant of £19,968 towards […]

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This week, I was invited to present at Mobile Web Africa 2012 in Johannesburg, an international conference exploring the ways in which the internet and applications on mobile phones are contributing to economic growth, supporting businesses and social change in Africa. It was an exciting and interactive event, with presentations, panels and roundtable discussions.  A […]

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It’s estimated that in the aftermath of the 2007 Kenyan presidential elections, more than 1,000 people lost their lives in politically and ethnically-motivated violence. Communication technologies – and in particular mobile phones – played a key role in spreading hate messages and inflaming tensions within and between communities. Sisi ni Amani Kenya (SNA-K), a peace-building […]

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