Month: May 2010

Sustainable Blogging for Communities in Tension

Sustainable Blogging for Communities in Tension

This morning the RLabs team had a special guest (Gerhard Potgieter from iGeek) who did a session on how to monetize your blog. Many of the team are working with community members who are engaging on various Social Media activities but who are unemployed. Unemployment is a serious concern facing communities and the South African …

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Global Youth Forum with World Bank

Global Youth Forum with World Bank

Yesterday I had the opportunity to share with other global pioneers at the ongoing Global Anti-Corruption Youth Forum in Brussels, Belgium, and to the 5th eLearning Africa conference in Lusaka, Zambia. The three-hour interactive discussion focused on the issue of education, governance and youth. Participants from Malawi, Kenya, Burundi, London and Zambia exchanged ideas on …

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Kujali wins at IST Africa Conference

Kujali wins at IST Africa Conference

After a very productive week at the conference with the Socio-Tech team presenting 3 papers and participating in the e-Health Forum, more exciting news were to follow at the end of one of Africa’s leading Technology Conferences. The SAFIPA sponsored Kujali (means “Care” in Swahili) stand won the “Best Demonstration” award at this leading conference. …

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Kujali: Mobile Application for Home-Based HealthCare

Kujali: Mobile Application for Home-Based HealthCare

Over the past few weeks RLabs have been part of a project with CPUT Innovation Hub to develop a Mobile Application for Home Based HealthCare (HBHC). This project started last year as a collaboration between universities in three provinces in South Africa and the first prototype was showcased at this year’s IST Africa Conference in …

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Teens and mobile phones: A match made in heaven?

Teens and mobile phones: A match made in heaven?

Over the past few weeks I was involved with a research study in Cape Town that investigated the use of mobile phones by learners aged 13 -18. The full paper will be presented at a conference later this year but below are some findings that will be useful to those working for organisations who are …

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Young Mobile Citizens Journalist article in local newspaper

Young Mobile Citizens Journalist article in local newspaper

Over the past few weeks RLabs in collaboration with the Athlone News (Local Community Newspaper in Cape Town) were running a Mobile Citizens Journalist course with 8 learners from 3 schools. The idea was to teach them how they can use their mobile phones as a tool to share stories with the local community but …

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Geeky Moms using blogging to share their stories

Geeky Moms using blogging to share their stories

Over the weekend we had our Mom 3.0 session and as per usual it is great to see how they are using Social Media to share their life stories. In the group of about 30 moms the most senior blogger in the group is our 69 year old Grandmother. What was exciting to see is …

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Social Media taming Cape Town gangsters

Social Media taming Cape Town gangsters

Below is an interesting video done by Leanord Doyle from Global Newsroom International (http://unfreemedia.com) while visiting RLabs in Cape Town. From Gangster to Twitter – Clinton Liederman’s Journey from Leonard Doyle on Vimeo.

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