Koketso Moeti

Koketso has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication and citizen action. She currently serves as the founder and executive director of amandla.mobi, a community of over 200,000 people working to turn every cellphone into a democracy-building tool to ensure that those most affected by …

Meet the Fellow

The Rich Can’t Steal, Right?

Can people be too rich to steal or act in a corrupt manner? ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe suggested this was true of Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected president of the ANC, when he said: “We have a president who has money, who’s wealthy, who will not be tempted to steal … If he steals, we …

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Burning towers and the future of the world’s urban poor

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower block fire in London, which claimed an estimated 80 lives, sent shockwaves that resonated far beyond the British capital. High-rise apartment blocks packed with people feature in many city skylines. Growing populations, a shift towards urbanisation, and limited land mean that in building terms often the only way is up. …

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Digital activism comes of age: technology is creating new space for marginalized voices

Braving below zero temperatures this winter in Ottawa Canada, activists descended on the headquarters of Shopify, an ecommerce platform, to deliver a 200,000 strong petition. The petition, organised by SumOfUs, a consumer watch-dog, together with Sleeping Giants, an anonymous group of activists, calls on shopify to stop supporting sales of merchandise produced by the extreme right-wing …

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No quick cure for SA’s sick health care

Screams and the crashing sound of a roof collapsing. Emergency services conducting a search and rescue operation for people trapped in the rubble. These were scenes earlier this month at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, after the roof in the foyer collapsed. Several people were injured but there were no fatalities. The roof had …

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