Category: social media

Why the world needs more Social Entrepreneurs

Why the world needs more Social Entrepreneurs

Currently in Amsterdam and over the last few weeks I’ve really been thinking about startups and the impact they can have in Society. It is also very difficult to find startups that adds value and meaning in society. Everyone wants to create the next BIG thing to be the next Facebook or Twitter, yet there …

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RLabs South Africa: Growing Digital Minds

RLabs South Africa: Growing Digital Minds

Over the last few months RLabs in South Africa in partnership with WooThemes, Given Gain, Silulo Technologies, Web Growth and Get Smarter launched the GROW Academy with a goal of growing digital minds. With the large number of unemployed youth in Southern Africa providing youth with digital skills and giving them invaluable work experience in …

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Launch of the “The Champions” in Asia

Launch of the “The Champions” in Asia

After the Borneo Youth Transformation Lab that happened in March, where we also launched the RLabs movement in Asia, many of the young people in Sarawak in Malaysia were hyped up and ready to start moving and take action to bring change to their community. Because of what happened during the lab, the birth of …

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Strengthening Digital Minds through GROW Academy

Strengthening Digital Minds through GROW Academy

The past week RLabs had the privilege to be part of history in South Africa as we launched in partnership with Silulu Technologies, WooThemes, Web Growth and Given Gain the GROW Academy to equip and empower unemployed youth to enter Digital and Social Media industries. This initiative is a response to the current crisis in …

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Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

JamiiX was identified as one of the top 5 mobile innovations from Africa on the VOMO website. We are really honoured to be highlighted alongside Ushahidi, Fundamo, MXit (JamiiX Parner) and M-Pesa. Although the journey for JamiiX is only 12 months old we have really enjoyed it and looking forward expanding our user-base to beyond …

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Meeting at Twitter

Meeting at Twitter

One of the reasons for visiting San Francisco was because of a meetup with Claire who authored the book “Twitter for Good” (RLabs features in it and being published August 2011). On a personal note it was a meeting that I was very excited about but at the same time so overwhelmed not knowing what …

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What do you call two Africans who crossed the Pacific Ocean?

What do you call two Africans who crossed the Pacific Ocean?

Ever heard those “What do you call jokes…” before? Well if you had to ask what you call when two Africans cross the Pacific Ocean then the answer is simple…. you get World Domination and Collaboration. Over the last few months RLabs and NaiLab have been in discussions about a partnership since our first meeting …

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