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This captures both the spirit and purpose of online learning. "Hundreds of historical grassroots democracy documents from the past 29 years have been made public in a bid to empower South Africans and assist them, alongside activists, to hold government to account." It's more than just that, actually, because the resources can also be used by governments themselves; for example, this Local Government Ethics Committee Guidebook should be read by everyone involved. Now I'm sure someone will say "this resource by itself won't create better government." And of course it won't; people need to be encouraged to read the resources, and enabled to act on them. But having free and open resources like this helps a lot. Via Tara Calishain.

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