Samantha Barnard

Deputy Director | Phambano Technology Development Centre, Southern Africa

Phambano COVID-19 Recovery Project (South Africa)

Nonprofits face a global crisis — just as they are needed most. *This post has been updated on 02 February 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on nonprofits in South Africa. They have had to protect and support staff while their communities need support — from meals to mental health counselling — even …

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Google Ad Grants Tips and Resources for Nonprofits in Botswana and South Africa

Find those searching to support your mission! With Google Ad Grants, eligible nonprofit organisations will receive $10,000 USD in in-kind Google Ads advertising every month. Ad Grants gives to 51 countries around the world and supports 115k nonprofits with a mission to connect people and causes. In Southern Africa, organizations in Botswana and South Africa …

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Phishing | #16Days 2020

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and other personal or financial information. It occurs when an attacker, pretends to be a trusted entity, cons a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message. Incidents of gender-based violence have been occurring at alarming …

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Discrimination | #16Days 2020

If somebody treats you differently because they think you belong to a certain group of people, this is unlawful discrimination. Whether it is about your age, gender, race, a disability you may have, religion, lifestyle choice, – it does not matter. And there is no difference to saying it in person or saying it online! …

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Online Harassment | #16Days 2020

Everything else in Melissa’s e-mail inbox was perfectly innocent on this day. Everything else about that day had been totally unremarkable. Until Jessica appeared on Melissa’s screen: “I am single-minded enough to find you…and slit your throat from ear to ear.” “You’ll hear from me again soon”, wrote Jessica. And Melissa did—thousands of times, over …

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Hate Speech | #16Days 2020

Hate speech – The expression of hatred or encouragement of any form of violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disadvantages. It can include cursing, insulting and directed slurs & statements that promotes speech that is intended to stir up hatred or …

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