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Christinah Ngoy

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Christinah Ngoy, 22, is a facilitator at Timbuktu in the Valley, a skills development space for children living in some of Johannesburg’s most impoverished inner-city neighbourhoods. All images by Thom Pierce. I was born in South Africa, but both my…

Palesa Ramolefo

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Palesa Ramolefo is a 25-year-old activist working with Amandla.Mobi, a campaigning organisation based in South Africa. She was also one of the campaigners behind the #DataMustFall campaign in South Africa. All images by Thom Pierce. I’ll never forget the first time I used…

Melissa and Sizanenhle

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Melissa and Sizanenhle, both aged 10, attend the aftercare sessions at Timbuktu in the Valley, a skills development project in Johannesburg. All images by Thom Pierce. Sizanenhle wants to be a scientist when she grows up. Or a lawyer, maybe. She…

A4AI joins the Rural Women’s Alliance

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Today at the 7th Congreso Latinoamericano de Telecomunicaciones in Argentina, the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) joined the Rural Women’s Alliance.  Launched in December 2018, the initiative aims to empower rural women through information and communications technology — directly contributing…

IGF 2016 Schedule

Web Foundation team members Sonia Jorge (Executive Director, A4AI – @SoniaA4AI), Yacine Khelladi (Regional Coordinator for Latin America & the Caribbean, A4AI – @YacineWF), and Nanjira Sambuli (Digital Equality Advocacy Manager – @NiNanjira) are in Guadalajara, Mexico this week for…