Hello CoTech friends,
I’m writing to introduce the Yetu Infotech Collective in South Africa. We’re a non-profit collective committed to "growing the internet from below by providing infrastructure, FLOSS, and web platforms for progressive community groups, unions, NGOs and social movements.
CoTech seems like a great initiative and (while we cannot join from outside the UK) we look forward to contributing and learning from this forum.
We are currently working on three projects:
Mamela is a web platform for community groups to publish news, have a web presence, and send alerts to the mass media. (more here)
Vuka.news is a content-aggregator that aims to amply marginalised voices by growing a massive audience for progressive content. (more here)
YetuDESK aims to offer activists a secure opensource online office using nextcloud.
We’d welcome support from anyone has worked on similar projects - we have little capacity and don’t want to reinvent wheels
Otherwise any feedback is most welcome.
PS, we do have some funding to pay for support, but are primarily interested in forging relationships based on shared politics and solidarity.