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Visit to CSIR. Today I am visiting the CSIR and will be meeting with the national coordinator from SAFIPA. Our discussions will focus on their involvement of the Athlone Living Lab which was started late last year. One of the new projects we hope to collaborate on is the ‘Community Gaming Education Centre’ (CGEC) in …

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Migg33 increases in SA. Mig33 has been expanding its operations in and already boasts millions of users in South Africa. Mig33 is hoping that SA Political parties will use this mobile chat technology to engage with technology savvy youth during the elections. With South Africa being described as a Mobile society there are more opportunities …

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Blogging via MXit. I have been testing to see if we could do text blog posts via MXit as we launch a new project next month with some schools that is part of the Athlone Living Lab. This is officially my first MXit post

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Tweetup in nature

Tweetup in nature

Today I joined the group of The Reconstructed for a day out in Wellington. After an exciting year working with these amazing men and women it was good just to have a relaxing day to reflect and plot new ideas for the Reconstructed project. We having lots of fun with sport activities (using twitter name …

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One week and many highlights

One week and many highlights

It has been a week since my last post and the reason being that I am away on holiday for a week. Not only am I resting but also using this time to brainstorm new ideas and possibilities for the Community Empowerment project. Although a week has passed it doesnt mean that all was quiet. …

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Reconstructed project in local news paper "Die Burger"

Reconstructed project in local news paper "Die Burger"

Thanks to an article by Sarietha Engelbrecht (“Dwelmberading op MXit bereik jongmense” [Drug counselling for youth using MXit]) from “Die Burger” an overwhelming response was received from communities. The more we pursue to help others using technology the greater reach we’ll have. If there are parents or family members who are impacted by substance abuse …

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Technology to empower the Digital Citizen

Technology to empower the Digital Citizen

Well today Brent and I arrived back from the Highway Africa and Digital Citizen Indaba 2008 conferences and we learnt so much. Highlights for us was seeing the empowerment of information dissemination coming back to the citizens. With delegates from all across Africa and the world is was encouraging to hear stories and meet our …

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