Get to know Koketso

A veteran South African activist with an interest in the intersection of tech and social change, Koketso currently serves as the founder and executive director of, a community of over 100,000 people working to turn every cellphone into a democracy-building tool to ensure that those most affected by injustice can take action on key issues, irrespective of location and language. She is also the national coordinator of Local Government Action, a loose alliance of South African organizations working to promote democracy, accountability and delivery at local government level. Koketso has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication and citizen action. Power is central to all the work she does, which she describes as fundamentally being about challenging power and the ways in which it is distributed.