GovChat

STATUS: LIVE GovChat is a web platform that also uses Whatsapp and USSD to enable citizens to connect with government representatives, using the USSD code *120*9191# or WhatsApp 060 078 6613.GovChat was launched in September 2018. Govchat aims to provide citizens with...

GreenAlert

STATUS: Live GreenAlert is a Web platform which allows users to track environmental impact assessments (EIA) in their area. Citizens can get project descriptions, status of the development, and the government body responsible for authorising and monitoring the...

Community-Based Monitoring (CBM)

STATUS: LIVE CBM is Web platform that monitors community facilities such as local clinics and SASSA services. Community-based monitors collect the data and carry out site observations. The data is collated and then published on the website. An example of CBM’s...

Grassroot

STATUS: LIVE Grassroot is a civic tech tool plaform that uses web, a mobile app, USSD, Whatsapp and social media. It allows mobile phone users to organise meetings, take votes, mobilise and create actions lists. Communities can also start crowdfunding campaigns to...

Grassroot Livewire

STATUS: In Development Livewire is a mobile app that is being developed by Grassroot. Livewire aims to connect marginalised communities to the mainstream media in South Africa. LiveWire will have two main functions – a “press alert” generator which...