Free lunchtime talk: Freedom Fone

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

Freedom Fone – Community information via voice SMS by Brenda Burrell

Does your community need access to information but has limited or no access to the internet or email? Do you want to be able to share more information than 160 characters allows? Freedom Fone offers the possibility to extend the reach of information to citizens and groups presently excluded from the information loop because of lack of access to resources such as computers and the internet.

Freedom Fone is a project of the Kubatana Trust of Zimbabwe, a small, hard working group of information activists. This innovative information and communication tool takes the mobile phone and marries it with audio voice menus and SMS.  Freedom Fone is also used in the South African context. The free and open source software provides an exciting, far reaching medium – for information activists, service organisations and NGOs – to deliver vital information on demand, to communities who need it most.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 8 July

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe and will cost you R3.50 per hour.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street)

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