Author Archives: Palesa Ramolefo

2023 Fellows Announcement

The moment has arrived!! We are super excited to announce our 2023 campaigner fellows, who are (From Top Left to Bottom Right) Palesa Ndlovu, Celokuhle Radebe, Natasha Mhlanga, Ritza Mandleni, Queen Mdluli and Minothando Hlanganyana. Read More

Press Release- President Ramaphosa, our demands for SONA are clear.

Our members have highlighted barriers to applying for the grant, non-payments, delays with appeals and poor communication from Sassa. Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), we demand the government increase the grant and turn it into a Basic Income Grant by April 2024. President Ramaphosa should take note of the suffering of millions of people in Mzansi who live below the poverty line and the more than 300,000 people who have signed a petition in support of a Basic Income Grant in order to help those with little to no income. Read More

Tech Director Position is looking for a Tech Director who is committed to using tech to help build real power for Black people, especially low-income Black women. Read More

A case for Basic Income Support

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating financial consequences on many households in Mzansi. The cost of food continues to rise, unemployment is rising and many people are unable to generate income. Read More

Vodacom drops data prices

Vodacom took a step in the right direction when it announced that it would be dropping data prices from the 1st April and this price reduction is only the first one. Read More

Data Must Fall timeline

From protesting outside the high court, completing ICASA's submissions, the slashing of the out-of-bundle rates by Vodacom in October 2017, the ICASA end-user regulations implemented and the Competition Commission's ruling on mobile network operators dropping data prices by 30% to 50%. Below is is a full timeline of the Data Must Fall Campaign. Read More