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 allows community leaders to send news alerts to journalists and a “find contact” which allows journalists to find contacts in underreported communities.


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Other Partners

Code for Africa

Type of organisation responsible for the initiative


Key people
  • Executive Director:Luke Jordan
  • Community builder:Katlego Mohlabane
011 339 1313


Updated: 2018/09/25

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