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amandla.mobi is an independent, community advocacy organisation that seeks to build a more just and people-powered Mzansi.
To do this we're working to turn every cell phone into a democracy building tool so that no matter where you live; what language you speak or what issue you care about, you can take action with others.

amandla.mobi members from across the country come together at critical moments to take targeted, co-ordinated and strategic action to make real change. Our job is to connect you up with others, so that your voice has more impact and power to hold political and corporate interests to account. You can join amandla.mobi by signing up here or by taking action on any of our campaigns.

amandla.mobi is a non-profit company and relies on the financial support of members who fund specific campaigns or give a small amount each week, as well as grants from donors. As an independent organisation, we do not accept funding from political parties, government and corporates. If you'd like to support amandla.mobi with a donation, sign up here.

amandla.mobi's office is based in Johannesburg, with staff in both Gauteng and the Western Cape. We have active members in every province of South Africa. 

 

The Team

Koketso Moeti    Founding Executive Director
 

Koketso Moeti has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication and citizen action. In 2018 Koketso was announced as an inaugural Obama Foundation fellow and the Waislitz Global Citizen grand prize winner. This comes after being a 2017 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow. She is a reference group member of the Civic Tech Innovation Network and also the Deputy Chairperson of the SOS Coalition, a coalition of South African organisations committed to and campaigning for public broadcasting in the public interest.

When not working, Koketso can be found writing and has been published by City Press, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Africa is a Country, Salon and the Mail & Guardian, among others.

     
Heather Robertson   Ops, HR and Finance Manager
    Heather Robertson has more than two decades experience in journalism, communications and change management. She is the sole owner and director of Change Routes Communications and is the former editor of The Herald and Weekend Post. She was Deputy Editor at The Sunday Times and Elle Magazine. She was appointed an IAB press representative on the Panel of Adjudicators for the Press Council of South Africa in 2018.
     
Paul Mason   Partnerships and Tech Coordinator

 

 

The Board

Nomzamo Zondo   Board Chair
  Nomzamo is the head of Litigation at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI). She has played a key role representing the families and miners involved in the Marikana Massacre. Nomzamo brings a deep understanding of holding government and corporate power to account, and is an asset to amandla.mobi’s long term strategic goals. Nomzamo holds an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and served her articles of clerkship with the Wits Law Clinic. She was admitted as an attorney in 2008.
     
Adèle Kirsten   Board Secretary
  Adèle has been a nonviolent, social justice activist for more than 35 years, having joined the anti-apartheid movement in the 70s as a result of the growing militarisation of society. Through the National Peace Accord structures, Adèle helped set up a rapid response network of unarmed young people who were trained in conflict resolution and emergency services to respond to areas with high levels of violence in the lead up to the ‘94 election. She was one of the founding members of Gun Free South Africa (GFSA) and became its Director in March 1995. Since then she has led the organisation to major victories against gun violence.
     
Tshepo Madlingozi   Board Member
  Tshepo is a leading South African intellectual and expert in the area of social movements and struggles for socio-economic justice. He brings legal and advocacy expertise to the board. Currently a senior law lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Tshepo previously served as the national advocacy coordinator for Khulumani Support Group - a national membership organisation of over 100,000 survivors of apartheid’s gross human rights violations. He previously served on the board of Siyafunda Care Centre.
     
Hlumelo Dwesini   Treasurer
    Hlumelo is a Certified Internal Auditor at Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Bank, and currently works in credit risk within the financial institutions unit, looking after a portfolio of European banks. Hlumelo brings over 10 years' experience in risk, compliance, internal and external auditing to amandla.mobi. Hlumelo completed her articles with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2011 and was certified as an Internal Auditor in 2013. Hlumelo joined the amandla.mobi board in 2018.

 

How we're funded

amandla.mobi is funded by values aligned donors, philanthropists and small donations from our members. Click this link to learn more about how we are funded. Our multi-year funders include the following: