New Grant Awarded to Parliamentary Monitoring Group – South Africa!

Richard Crellin | Indigo Trust | June 20, 2013

Indigo has awarded a grant of SA Rand 194,700 (around £12,300) to Parliamentary Monitoring Group South Africa for a new Mzalendo/Odekro-style website for all levels of South African Democracy – from national down to local councils.  This will enable citizens to access information on parliamentary proceedings and elected representatives and to contact politicians through the site in an extremely interactive way.

Parliamentary Monitoring Group South Africa has been monitoring the South African parliament since 1998. Their website receives approximately 51,500 unique visitors every month whilst parliament is in session and is one of the only sources of quality information about the proceedings and reports of the various parliamentary committees. This new grant is going to assist with the launch of a new Parliamentary monitoring website aimed at South African citizens and will include a nifty new MP locator tool.