Month: October 2010

Caregiver 2.0 Graduation

Caregiver 2.0 Graduation

The ladies who work as Home based carers from the YMCA in Athlone did a five week course at RLabs were introduced to various social networking tools like Story telling and New Media, Mobile Blogging, Micro Blogging today received certificates for successfully completing and now know the are well on their way to becoming the …

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Drug Advice Support and Angel Breaks 100,000 users barrier

Drug Advice Support and Angel Breaks 100,000 users barrier

Today marked a day full of celebrations as two of the RLabs Social Services broke the 100,000 users barrier. The services Drug Advice Support (DAS) and Angel was started in 2008 to address the problem of drug addiction in the Western Cape. The project started with 10 learners who subscribed to the DAS service before …

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JamiiX and the London Eye

JamiiX and the London Eye

What does JamiiX and the London Eye have in common? Nothing really other than the London Eye being a landmark outside the venue where we launched JamiiX in the United Kingdom. This leg of the JamiiX World Tour, sponsored by SAFIPA, and hosted by the amazing Nimbus Team and our UK partner proved to be …

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JamiiX launch in London

JamiiX launch in London

One of the first innovations part of the RLabs family is JamiiX that will be launched in London today. JamiiX is a platform that allows you to manage multiple conversations via Instant Messengers and Social Networks. Below is an extract from the JamiiX Blog about the event in London (See Image for venue of event): …

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Drug Advice Support changing lives for GOOD

Drug Advice Support changing lives for GOOD

It is always encouraging to see people from a community in tension growing and becoming champions in using Social and New Media to share a message of Hope. Some of these champions also provide mobile counselling support to thousands of users accross South Africa on a daily basis related to social services. The RLabs Drug …

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Mobile Africa in a Week

Mobile Africa in a Week

The Future of Mobile in Africa View more presentations from Rudy De Waele. Over the last week I’ve had the privilege to be at two cutting edge events in the area of Mobile Technologies in Africa. The first event Mobile Web Africa was hosted by All Amber in Johannesburg and brought together a number of …

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THREE ways how MXit makes a positive impact on Society

THREE ways how MXit makes a positive impact on Society

Personally I’ve been using MXit for almost 5 years and it has become more than just a teen communication tool but an Innovation that’s having a positive impact on society. MXit (pronounced “Mix It”) is described to be a free Instant Messaging application that runs on GPRS/3G mobile phones as well as PCs. This application …

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