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Mxit mySafety Application

Mxit mySafety Application

Last week Mxit Reach launched the mySafety Application on Mxit providing its users access to counseling, emergency and information services address violence against women and children in South Africa. In the first 24 hours of the app going live more than 30,000 users downloaded the application and interacting with its services. This is another great …

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Mxit and RLabs launched movies on Feature Phones

Mxit and RLabs launched movies on Feature Phones

Today was a big day for one of our 2013 incubatees, Cinemo, who launched the first full length feature film on the Mxit platform. A Lucky Man, a film about Ernie ‘Lastig’ Solomon, the legendary ex-gang boss, is the first full-length feature film to premiere exclusively on a social network. Mxit users can download the …

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Three lessons I’ve learned at Mxit in developing a Social Good Application

Three lessons I’ve learned at Mxit in developing a Social Good Application

Over the last few months I’ve had the privilege to work with the greatest minds in technology in South Africa at Mxit. Seeing how Mxit, Africa’s largest mobile social network, are being used for social change has always fascinated me hence for the work I’ve been doing at RLabs. It is seeing millions of people …

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RLabs in Finland

RLabs in Finland

I was invited as a guest speaker at the Aalto Global Impact launch event where the discussion was Inclusive Business. Below is the presentation with the key fundamental points of an Inclusive Business being the existence of an Eco-System to Innovate, Empower, Educate, Scale and Sustain. 5. Marlon Parker View more presentations from rahimsaatov

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RLabs Namibia: RLabs and NBIC growing digital entrepreneurs

RLabs Namibia: RLabs and NBIC growing digital entrepreneurs

The RLabs teams have been in Windhoek,Namibia for more than 2 weeks with the first team identifying the current digital and entrepreneurship Eco-system and the 2nd team started the social and digital media training with a group of young people in partnership with Namibia Business Innovation Centre (NBIC). The first week was an opportunity for …

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ICT4D 3.0: The future of ICT4D

ICT4D 3.0: The future of ICT4D

Over the past few years increasingly practitioners, researchers, social entrepreneurs, technologists and others have been buzzing with the concept of ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development). Although many initiatives, projects and programmes have claimed to be ICT4D/M4D/SM4D etc. the true impact of these technologies on development of people are yet to be seen. A …

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RLabs Brazil – Empowering, Uplifting and Developing

RLabs Brazil – Empowering, Uplifting and Developing

The Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) together with Entrelaces (Brazilian Association for Research and Projects in Education) are proud to announce the beginning of their partnership and the foundation of RLabs Brazil. The goal of this collaboration is to promote social transformation through the creation and dissemination of knowledge in order to increase the empowerment, upliftment …

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How $5 turned into over $200,000 in 96 hours

How $5 turned into over $200,000 in 96 hours

Before I share this story, I have to say even investing $5 in LinkIn with its IPO last week will not generate this type of returns for you. So how did I manage to turn $5 into $200,000 in a few days? Well it started being introduced to a great Entrepreneur (“Steve”) in the Valley …

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