Strengthening Democracy In South Africa

Loren Treisman | Indigo Trust | May 16, 2013

Across the globe, access to critical laws, parliamentary information and locally relevant news and an informed and engaged citizenry contribute towards a thriving democracy. South Africa is no different.  I came across a number of organisations which are contributing towards this process in very different ways.

I was fortunate enough to meet with Mariya Badeva-Bright from African Lii.  They support legal institutions across Africa, with the main aim of ensuring that all legal data is Open, freely available and accessible to both the public and legal professionals.  They have made all legislation and case law available online in 11 countries (SA, Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Seychelles, Liberia and Sierra Leone) and update the data regularly.