Participate, Engage, Speak up Mzansi – Be Heard!
Speak up Mzansi is an online, national conversation initiative created to increase engagement between South African citizens and their elected representatives. Many citizens say that they do not know their representatives in Parliament and only see party officials during campaigning. This online platform seeks to bridge the gap between citizens and their government.
This initiative is collaboration between Freedom House, Khanya College, Cell Life and Code for South Africa. It was created in the interests of promoting and strengthening democratic processes in South Africa.
Speak up Mzansi brings political leaders closer to the people by increasing citizens’ participation and promoting engagement with their government and elected officials. Participation and engagement makes governments more responsive to community needs.
Make your contribution by signing up and telling us what is happening in your community. Let your elected officials know what you think about your community and his or her performance in meeting community needs. Speak up, send a picture or a video, and get involved.