Civic Tech

Podcast: Doing online participation right

In this episode, Nathi Mcetywa interviews Paul Plantinga, a senior research manager at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa, about e-participation in governance. They discuss the landscape of participatory governance in South Africa and Africa, the use of digital platforms for public participation, and the challenges of online participation

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Unlocking the Future: Digital Democracy and African Elections in 2024

“Unlocking the Future: Digital Democracy and African Elections in 2024” explores the intersection of digitalization and democracy across 17 African nations. Academics and experts delve into topics like misinformation, gender biases, the digital divide, and governance challenges. Op-eds and podcasts amplify voices advocating for electoral reforms and digital citizenship. The initiative aims to empower citizens and safeguard democratic integrity amidst a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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