Month: April 2009

Welcome Mother DAS

Welcome Mother DAS

For the past few weeks we had a new addition to the Drug Advice Support (DAS) family, Rae Goedeman (in picture with Bradley Naidoo). She has really been so helpful and the advice and support she is giving is really changing many lives. Not only is the support to those in need but also to …

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Drug Advice Suppport (DAS) – Server Expansion needed

Drug Advice Suppport (DAS) – Server Expansion needed

Well after managing the amount of conversations with our upgraded server the amount of requests for access to the service has increased over the past week. We are back to 250 conversations in an hour and our new server couldnt handle the amount of requests from the users (See images for Network Traffic and CPU …

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East Coast Radio "News Watch" features The Reconstructed

East Coast Radio "News Watch" features The Reconstructed

It was very encouraging to have The Reconstructed project beaing featured on East Coast Radio and on their “News Watch” blog which shows that their are many who can make a difference using the technology that they have at hand. With examples this past week from people like Ashton Kutcher using Twitter as medium to …

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Angels and Mobiles

Angels and Mobiles

We will be presenting at the South African Mobile Media Colloquium at UCT tomorrow and we want to share the first part of our presentation that we will be showcasing. Angels And Mobiles – Part1 View more presentations from Marlon Parker.

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Social Media for Civic Leaders and Community Builders

Social Media for Civic Leaders and Community Builders

With the increased interest from NGOs and other community based organisations on how they can use social media for reconstructing communities I’ve found this interesting presentation that will indicate how social media could be used by Community organisations and local Community Leaders. The technology is the medium the conversations and stories are still crucial in …

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Debt Breaker offers debt counselling online

Debt Breaker offers debt counselling online

The article below appeared in the Athlone News, Wednesday 8 April 2009 titled “IT Guru offers debt counselling online” introducing Debt Breaker for the first time to the media. Click on the picture to have it enlarged.

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Debt Breaker Mobile Site

Debt Breaker Mobile Site

We’ve just launched the first phase of Debt Breaker’s mobile website where we give consumers more information about the Debt Breaker debt counselling and management service. Debt Breaker is the first debt counselling service provider offering its users access to a mobi site with the opportunity to forward information via the mobile website interface too. …

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1c Blogpost using MXit

1c Blogpost using MXit

1c Blogpost using MXit. We have been exploring ways of how we could ensure that more people especially youth start blogging using their mobile phones and MXit. Using a chat bot and linking MXit with this blog we were able to blog for less than ZaR0.01 using this mobile chat platform. Not bad when bandwidth …

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Visit to CSIR. Today I am visiting the CSIR and will be meeting with the national coordinator from SAFIPA. Our discussions will focus on their involvement of the Athlone Living Lab which was started late last year. One of the new projects we hope to collaborate on is the ‘Community Gaming Education Centre’ (CGEC) in …

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