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 other and call for action from government and other institutions.
It aims to amplify the voices of black women from poor socio-economic areas by equipping them with cutting-edge tools to organise and take collective action. Amandla.mobi members receive campaign information in their preferred languages and can take action – often signing online petitions calling for sepcific steps from officials or executives in corporations or the government. 244 866 people had joined Amandla.mobi by November 2018, many of them participating in multiple campaigns.
Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World)
Type of organisation responsible for the initiative
Founder and Executive Director: Koketso Moeti
Campaigns Manager: Thuli Ngubane
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