Making sense of South African corruption

Tuesday 20 July 2010
CATEGORY: politics / technology
(One comment)

A few weeks ago Murray Hunter emailed me. How hard would it be to set up a tool to combat corruption he asked. Well I said, lets meet. It is something I have been thinking about for some time.

Over a few beers we discussed the issue with Adriaan Pelzer. I was very much in the frame of mind of first hand corruption reporting, via a tool like Ushahidi, the Kenyan incident crowd-sourcing tool.

But after some thought I agreed that starting off with a tool where existing information is sorted tagged, and made sense of is very doable and valuable.

Below is your first draft wireframes. Please do contribute and give us your opinion on our Project blog. We have also set up a Facebook group.

It’s time to stop moaning and make a positive difference.

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One Response

  1. David says:

    Seems to be a good approach to tackle corruption. The form would be also needed the other language to get rid off even small affairs. But you is gonna track them down and you is securing the safety of the wisthler