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We are doing the Member Survey because we want to hear from amandla.mobi members like you, what issues should we prioritise in 2024, and what actions can we take together to force decision-makers to act? If you have 5 minutes to spare, please take our 2024 member survey. Read more

We ran the member survey last year to get an understanding of who makes up our members, where they are are located and what makes them members of amandla .mobi. These responses then give us a chance to set an agenda that we all collectively decide on. So far most of the campaign actions from this year were shaped by the results of the member survey.  Read more

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

amandla.mobi is looking for a detail-oriented, strategic thinker to join its team as the Operations and Finance Manager. Read more

The amandla.mobi Campaigner Fellowship is designed for writers and community organisers to receive training in best practice campaigning, intensive coaching and hands-on practical experience in running campaigns that use petitions, public submissions, protests and other tactics to hold those in power to account. Read more

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… Read more

The people, not profit, should govern. But some big businesses have used their power to influence decisions. Read more

On Thursday, 4 August 2022, members of the amandla.mobi community protested outside the Presidential Social Sector Summit in Boksburg. Protesters demanded that the Department of Social Development urgently fixes R350 grant problems because Sassa had stopped paying the grant to millions. They also highlighted barriers to applying for the grant, non-payments, delays with appeals and poor communication from Sassa. Holding huge letters and placards, protesters also communicated their demand to turn the R350 grant into a Basic Income Grant funded… Read more

On 1 October 2021, we launched a survey to gather the necessary evidence to expose the main problems and show SASSA that they must act. Read more

Together we helped force President Ramaphosa to bring back the R350 grant. But the grant was not increased, and many people are still having problems getting the grant. We are a small NGO, so we cannot help each person get it. But what amandla.mobi can do, is demand that SASSA fixes the problems people are having. We need more information about these problems to show SASSA that they must urgently act. That’s why we’re asking members of our community, people… Read more

For years we have campaigned for social grant increases. But it's not just the amount of money that is not enough, there are lots of problems applying for and receiving social grants. amandla.mobi is not connected to SASSA or DSD and cannot help each person with their problems getting their social grant. But what we can do is come together and demand SASSA address issues with social grants. But we need evidence. That's why we're asking people to share their… Read more