FUNDERS OR OTHERS ORGANISATION(s) INVOLVED
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA)
Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
TYPE OF ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVE
GovChat is a web platform that also uses Whatsapp and USSD to allow citizens to connect with government representatives.Using the USSD: *120*9191# and WhatsApp: 060 078 6613 citizens can speak to their representatives. GovChat is South Africa’s largest civic engagement platform accessible online, on any mobile handset and feature phones.
GovChat connects you with your government across all platforms accessible via any mobile device or feature phone.
Launched in September 2018…..
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