Tag: Community in Tension (CiT)

A demo of our Angel service in 2009

A demo of our Angel service in 2009

Below is a demo on video of our Angel service in 2009. We have ventured far on this journey celebrating more than 300,000 people on Angel and serving more than 26 million conversations through the counseling service since officially launching early 2008. You can find a published paper on the service in the South African …

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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 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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Evly World’s First Crowdsourcing Social Network

Evly World’s First Crowdsourcing Social Network

An exciting Crowdsourching Social Network Evly is the World’s First Crowdsourcing Social Network that allows everyone to gather the power of the crowd (funding, wisdom etc.) and through this get the community to solve problems. Also a great platform not only for businesses but also an innovative way for non-profits to maximise social media to …

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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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Social Media at UCT Graduate School of Business

Social Media at UCT Graduate School of Business

Today I had the opportunity to share at the UCT Graduate School of Business MBA programme on the use of Social Media to empower communities. Some of the Social Media information I used can be viewed in short presentation below: Social Media and more Social Media View more presentations from Marlon Parker.

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More than 23,000 for Angel on MXit

More than 23,000 for Angel on MXit

Another exciting project that RLabs have been involved in has been the Angel on MXit project where we offer people support and advice in the areas of substance abuse, abuse, depression, debt counselling,stress and coping via their mobile phones. This partnership with MXit Lifestyle will allow us to scale our services and also provide much …

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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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FREE Access to World Bank Development Data

FREE Access to World Bank Development Data

Today the World Bank Open Data Initiative is opening up one of the world’s most reliable and comprehensive databases on developing economies. It includes more than 2,000 indicators from countries around the world, including hundreds that go back 50 years. This open access to such data will allow Social Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Researchers with reliable …

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