Month: August 2009

The Art of Mobile Counselling – Part 2

The Art of Mobile Counselling – Part 2

Realising that counselling using Mobile Chat is not the same as helpline or face to face counselling due to a number of factors. Some of the key characteristics and skills for mobile counsellors are: – Firstly all the counselling skills that applies to helplines and face-to-face is also true for mobile counsellors– Fast Communication Skills, …

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Drug Advice Support featured in Business Week

Drug Advice Support featured in Business Week

Yesterday the Drug Advice Support (Our mobile counselling drug support service) was featured in US publication BusinessWeek, The article “MXit Mixes Mobile Networks with Social Conscience” was the second major publication the project featured in this week. MXit being more than just a Mobile Instant Messenger but moving towards becoming more of a Mobile Social …

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Digital Voices to Reconstruct Communities

Digital Voices to Reconstruct Communities

We are a few weeks away of the largest journalism conference in Africa and with an exciting line up of speakers and presenters it is surely going to be one not to be missed. Highway Africa is an annual conference that takes place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape South Africa. More about Highway Africa on the …

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The Fastest way to break video news: Ask the Bolt

The Fastest way to break video news: Ask the Bolt

Youtube is definitely one of those sharing sites where users can get news out in a flash. An example is when Usain Bolt won the 200m by shattering the record in 19.19 seconds. The video flooded the YouTube sharing site with millions of people across the world sharing in the news of the fastest man …

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Featured in New Scientist Magazine – More facts…

Featured in New Scientist Magazine – More facts…

It was a privilege to be featured in this month’s New Scientist Magazine, however there were some key information that was excluded from the article and I would like to make mention of it here: – The service Drug Advice Support (DAS) service helps people across South Africa and have a counsellor base of 19 …

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Debt Breaker partner with DRS Holdings

Debt Breaker partner with DRS Holdings

After months of providing hundreds of users advice on the topic of debt and financial freedom using mobile phones, Debt Breaker has signed a national contract in partnership with Debt Restructuring Services (DRS) Holdings. Debt Breaker and DRS Holdings will provide mobile debt counselling services to thousands of people all across South Africa making it …

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Launch National AIDS Helpline Mobile Instant Messaging service

Launch National AIDS Helpline Mobile Instant Messaging service

Today will be the launch of our hard labour over the past few weeks providing National AIDS Helpline with the technology to offer mobile counselling service to thousands accross South Africa. Why this is such wodnerful opportunity? Interesting facts about South Africa: 1. Highest number of HIV+ people in the world2. Most unequal countries in …

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Drug Advice Support going strong

Drug Advice Support going strong

Looking back at how the project has grown not just in number of subscribers but also our advisors on the Drug Advice Support (DAS) is so encouraging. Today as the guys were setting up (see image above) and getting ready to run DAS it is so exciting to see the passion that our advisors have …

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