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...

Hashtag Our Stories

STATUS: Live Hashtag Our SA aims to create a news network in all 11 South African languages, using videos created on mobile phones. They also teach South African communities how to tell their own stories, training mobile journalism storytellers that can produce...

Amandla.mobi

STATUS: Live Amandla.mobi is a platform that aims to “turn every cellphone in South Africa into a democracy tool” by using Whatsapp, SMS, USSD, Web and social networking to run multi-issue and multilingual campaigns so that people can connect with each...

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...