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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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RLabs features in Business Day

RLabs features in Business Day

Today RLabs and She’s The Geek featured in the Business Day about the work being done in the Community. “EVERY so often one is reminded of the huge effect a single decision can have on a life. It is as cleric and author Frederick Speakman said: “Decisions determine destiny.” Like the decision Monique Ross made …

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JamiiX on the BBC

JamiiX on the BBC

Yesterday was another great day for the RLabs and JamiiX teams as we had a guest appearance on the BBC Digital Planet Show. It was an opportunity to share about the launch of JamiiX in South Africa and Europe as well as discussing the current developments with the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs). Thanks to Digital …

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JamiiX provide Virtual Support Centre for Drug Awareness Week

JamiiX provide Virtual Support Centre for Drug Awareness Week

The collaboration platform Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) has created a live counselling portal, JamiiX, on mobile social network MXit called ‘Angel’. According to RLabs, the portal is for South African youth in need of substance abuse counselling, and is being released in conjunction with Drug Awareness Week (21 to 27 June). Currently Angel have over …

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Featured in De Pers in Netherlands

Featured in De Pers in Netherlands

The RLabs mobile counselling service and our JamiiX technology featured in the Netherlands daily paper – De Pers. You can read the article below (in Dutch): “Vanuit een gebouwtje in de Cape Flats, een arm gedeelte van Cape Town dat gecontroleerd wordt door gangs, chatten hulpverleners – noem ze helpchatters – elke dag met jongeren. …

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Mail and Guardian Top 200

Mail and Guardian Top 200

This week I was very honoured to be nominated again as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young People in South Africa. The article below can also be read online: “Awareness of the number of people in his community — Silvertown on the Cape Flats — in need of social upliftment motivated Marlon …

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BBC Digital Planet at RLabs

BBC Digital Planet at RLabs

A few weeks ago we had the privilege of hosting the amazing team (Gareth Mitchell and Colin Grant) of BBC Digital Planet at RLabs. It was a real honour having them with us and for the hours they spent on the Cape Flats made a real impact on us. They did some interviews all over …

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RLabs on the Digital Edge Podcast

RLabs on the Digital Edge Podcast

Thanks to the excellent team at The Digital Edge who showcased The Story of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) in their show today. The Digital Edge is hosted by Saul Kropman and Jarred Cinman and is a weekly podcast brought to you by Cambrient which will expose its listeners to the inner workings of digital …

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Social Media Surgery in the News

Social Media Surgery in the News

After an exciting weekend with RLabs Superstars hosting the FIRST African Social Media Surgery, it was no surprise that they had local newspaper and radio coverage this week. More can be read about the Social Media Surgery as described by surgeons Brent Williams, Clinton Liederman and Craig Ross. Looking forward to the next Social Media …

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Support group celebrates success

Support group celebrates success

Today an article appeared in the Weekend Post by Yolande Stander “Support group celebrates success” featuring the work we’ve been doing over the past year using mobile technology to support people in need: “THE South African group who conceptualised using social media like MXit to address social problems affecting young people has celebrated one year …

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