Technology: Internet

I’ve been taking a look at our web and social media analytics for the last couple of weeks now and there are a few things that just don’t make any sense to me. If you have answers to any of the mysteries below, please let us know on Twitter (@indigotrust) or through our Facebook page: […]

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Worldwide, lotteries are big business. They raise billions each year and give away large amounts of charitable funding. But how that money is distributed and who benefits is not always clear. And given the vast amounts of money involved, there is inevitably room for questionable decisions and less-than-transparent funding awards. In South Africa, a consortium […]

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Imagine trying to play football, but not knowing the rules. It’s ridiculous and hard to imagine such a scenario could ever really happen. Yet in many countries, access to legislation and court rulings (the state’s equivalent of the football rule book) is restricted. In recent times, African Legal Information Institutes have been working to remedy […]

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Expanding a service to a new country is never easy and always carries a degree of risk, but when it works the impact can be huge. That’s why we have decided to support Nigerian budget monitoring organisation, BudgIT, as they seek to establish a Sierra Leonean outpost of their organisation. Using many of the same […]

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With a general election coming up later this year, scrutiny of the Kenyan parliament should be stronger than usual. We hope that Mzalendo – one of the most respected and impartial sources of information on Kenya’s parliament – will feature heavily in that process. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting them with a grant […]

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We’re delighted to be launching the new Indigo Trust website. We chose to revamp the site to make it easier to navigate and more intuitive to use for potential applicants, partners and others, while also making use of the open data streams we have published for several years about the grants that we make. While […]

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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 data privacy, government regulation of the internet and differing levels of trust in some of […]

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As movements like Equal Education point out, the education received by young people in post-Apartheid South Africa remainsvastly unequal, despite high government spending. Low levels of literacy lie at the heart of the porblme. This is exacerbated by lack of access to books and reading content. A mere 8% of public schools have a functional […]

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According to an IBM report released last week, Africa can beat the technology adoption gap.  The report concludes that the opportunities presented by ICT for development and for growth remain attainable for the fast-moving African ICT sector and beyond.  Crucially, this is contingent on proper investment in ICT infrastructure. It’s therefore good news that January […]

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With fibre optic broadband reaching Somalia and the launch of Africa’s first ‘indigenous’ smartphone in Nigeria, November saw a lot of causes for optimism in ICT in Africa. The Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Economy 2013, released by GSMA, has further stoked high expectations in the sector, predicting that mobile technology would create 6.6 million jobs in the region by […]

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