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2014 Year of building the Hope Economy

2014 Year of building the Hope Economy

A key focus for RLabs this year will be to build HOPE ECONOMIES across our living labs. Many people have asked me what is the business of RLabs and I’ve always indicated that we in the business of HOPE. “Hope is having a certainty in the present and a firm expectation in the future” Therefore …

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Are South African Geeks ready to change the World?

Are South African Geeks ready to change the World?

Last weekend I had the privilege to spend a few hours with some of the great “Geek” minds in South Africa at the GeekRetreat. As a “wanna be” Social Entrepreneur who always looks for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others, the GeekRetreat seemed to be the perfect way to kick-start and …

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Exciting Weekend of Reconstructing Communities

Exciting Weekend of Reconstructing Communities

This weekend started with lots of excitement when we had a visit by the US Consulate General at the Reconstructed Living Lab and had the privilege to share our experiences of using technology to bring about social change in our communities. The weekend also continued with training with the Mom 2.0 and Reconstructed Team. We …

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Substance Abuse Mobile Counselling Launch

Substance Abuse Mobile Counselling Launch

Today was one of those days where we will be taking the Advice Support service to another level in collaboration with 4 other Non-profit organisations and supported by Department of Social Development. The Substance Abuse Mobile Counselling pilot project will investigate the use of cellphones as a counselling and support medium for people who are …

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Mobilising Western Cape against Substance Abuse

Mobilising Western Cape against Substance Abuse

This morning part of a dream came to a reality for me as we had representatives from various non-profits, NGOs, Government departments, community groups and citizens coming together to plan the rollout of a Western Cape Mobile Substance Abuse Counselling Service. As a group we are piloting a distributed mobile counselling service across the Western …

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Vlogging with the Reconstructed

Vlogging with the Reconstructed

This morning I had the privilege to facilitate the Reconstructed session at the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) space. Video blogging or “Vlogging” was the area we focused on and it was amazing to see how the team managed to video blog with ease. A short background about what video blogging was and how others have …

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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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Youth Marketing for Non profits

Youth Marketing for Non profits

With the increased number of organisations especially non-profits looking at how they can engage with young people the video below, by Graham Brown of Mobile Youth, gives an insightful overview of what these organisations can do to reach their youth target market. The Reconstructed Project also featured in this video as we continue spreading the …

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Mobile language preferences by users on MXit

Mobile language preferences by users on MXit

One of the projects that we are collaborating with is the Red MXit information service offering HIV info to users in different languages. This project is currently be managed by Cell-Life and the idea is to give access to information on the MXit platform. The user have to add the service on the MXit profile …

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