The challenges facing South African civil society organisations

by Ntsiki Mpulo, Head of Communications, SECTION27 South African civil society organisations have a strong history of successfully challenging the status quo to the benefit of broader society. One of the most notable examples is the United Democratic Front, a coalition of anti-apartheid organisations, which fought within the country’s borders to overthrow the illegitimate Apartheid... Continue Reading →

Penplusbytes – Promoting effective governance in Africa

Penplusbytes promotes effective governance in Africa by deploying technology that enhances citizen participation. Established in 2001, its overarching philosophy is that creating effective working relationships with governments, parliaments, corporates, donors, international organisations, NGOs, and citizens is the key to being relevant and delivering value. Based in Ghana, its activities reach as far as Uganda, Tanzania,... Continue Reading →

Open Democracy Advice Centre – Transparency in Action

The Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) was established in 2001 with a mission to promote open and transparent democracy, foster a culture of corporate and government accountability, and assist people in South Africa to be able to realize their human rights. By promoting transparency, enhancing access to information, supporting whistleblowers and liberating data, ODAC aims... Continue Reading →

BudgIT – Spreading Access to the Budget and Pathway to Civic Action

BudgIT is a Nigerian civil society organisation that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement to facilitate societal change. BudgIT’s mission is to use creative technology to simplify public information, stimulating a community of active citizens and enabling their rights to demand accountability, institutional reforms, efficient service delivery and equitable society. It aims... Continue Reading →

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