Grassroot is a free mobile phone tool that helps groups of people in South Africa interact and exchange information, ranging from small social groups to massive community organisations. Grassroot allows communities to engage with their members, call meetings, take votes, and create actions lists, whether a small burial society or thousands of people mobilising for a rally. Grassroot works across all phones — from the cheapest entry-level phone to sophisticated smart phones. It is available in South African languages isiZulu, SeSotho, SePedi and SeTsonga. Grassroot is entirely free – it doesn’t require data, it doesn’t require airtime and it doesn’t require a smart phone ...

... The Grassroot platform is very simple: communities create a group and disseminate the joining code to existing and prospective members, who then dial in to join. Once part of the group, users receive invitations, and notifications about meetings and group activities. They can cast votes on issues relevant to their groups whilst in meetings (or at a later date), and a ‘recordaction’ tool notes actions to be taken pre- post and during meetings that are marked off when completed. This is immediately indicated to all members – thereby creating real- time status monitoring ...

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