Month: December 2010

Innovative mobile initiative brings emergency preparedness information to Indonesia

Innovative mobile initiative brings emergency preparedness information to Indonesia

Another exciting project collaboration was launched today by RLabs, JamiiX, MXit and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This innovative initiative brings emergency preparedness information to mobile phone users in Indonesia and surrounding parts of South East Asia. This is a campaign supported by the WHO to bring about change in the area of disaster stricken …

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RLabs in Grahamstown

RLabs in Grahamstown

This week some of the RLabs team (Craig and myself) had the opportunity to visit Grahamstown with the hope of setting up a RLabs there and providing support for Communities in Tension. The visit was a collaboration with the Village Scribe Association who will be our local partner. A two day workshop where the core …

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JamiiX features in African Business Review

JamiiX features in African Business Review

Below is an interesting article featured on African Business Review about our JamiiX product that we’ve been re-designing the last couple of months and we will be releasing the new version of JamiiX end of December. “In Cape Town, South Africa, Marlon Parker, an IT lecturer and entrepreneur, has been using MXit and other forms …

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Growing the RLabs Innovation Incubator in 24 hours

Growing the RLabs Innovation Incubator in 24 hours

So we are a day away from me being locked up for 24 hours to raise funds for the new RLabs Innovation Incubator. We need a total of R150,000 ($20,000) for the entire project but will try and raise R50,000 tomorrow in the lock down session. You can support this great initiative via our partner …

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Class of 2010 Social Media for Social Change Graduation

Class of 2010 Social Media for Social Change Graduation

It was a great experience and witnessing how lives was reconstructed during the year’s Social Media for Social Change activities. People from different backgrounds and ages came to join this years session. It was wonderful to see how some of these graduates started their own blogs and even starting their own business with the skills …

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RLabs 2011

RLabs 2011

This evening at the 2010 Graduation Ceremony we unveiled the new design for RLabs and we are really excited about what the future hold. You can visit out new site and see what RLabs will be doing during 2011 below:

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Teens Choice Awards: The Mobile Saga

Teens Choice Awards: The Mobile Saga

Three years ago it was interesting to see that teens choice was Nokia as their preferred mobile phone compared to other device manufacturers. We did a research study then and the device manufacturers as chosen by teens were: 1. Nokia – 50% 2. Sony Ericsson – 18% 3. Motorola – 15% 4. LG – 4% …

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Research Paper: The use of mobile technologies to address unemployment in the Western Cape

Research Paper: The use of mobile technologies to address unemployment in the Western Cape

Unemployment is a serious concern facing the South African government. Ongoing efforts are being made to decrease the unemployment rate. Many of the unemployed population do not necessarily have access to the required means to effectively find job opportunities that meet their requirements. Providing people with an easily accessible means has a high possibility of …

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