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Message from Mobilitate Founder

posted Jul 29, 2011, 8:45 AM by JBay RA

As you know it is tough for citizens to influence municipalities, government and politics. Noam Chomsky put it this way:

"To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public"

 That is Mobilitate's purpose, the reason why we created this platform for all South African citizens.

 There is now a comprehensive set of functionality in Mobilitate to enable citizens to communicate, collaborate and pressure those in power to deliver on their promises and duties. How can we help to Mobilise Jeffrey’s Bay? How can we help to bring about the following:

 Every citizen or household in each of these four wards:

 ·         http://www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/councillors/ward/172574/ward-21008003/

·         http://www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/councillors/ward/172582/ward-21008011/

·         http://www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/councillors/ward/172573/ward-21008002/

·         http://www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/councillors/ward/172585/ward-21008014/

 joins Mobilitate and joins their wards. They now get updates on blog posts on these wards, event notitfications and information on what is going on in their wards.

They see their municipal page at http://www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/municipality/183199/kouga-local-municipality/ to get a view of municipal service delivery and news/events regarding their municipality.

As they submit issues, their councillors will automatically receive an email for every issue logged in their ward, every comment made on their ward page etc.

 Thus we jointly pressure the councillors to join Mobilitate so as to respond to citizens.

As we achieve that, we create a Mobilised Jeffrey’s Bay community that can communicate, collaborate and jointly pressure for a better Jeffrey’s Bay for all its people.

 Can we help to organize and fund awareness campaigns? Can we work with the local paper to enable this?

Would you be interested in working with us to bring this about?

 Thank you for your feedback and keep Mobilising!

 Lionel Bisschoff

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