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Discovering Tanzania and RLabs Iringa

During September we had a team from Cape Town who visited our family in RLabs Iringa and we'll be highlighting the trip over the next 3 weeks. Our first guest article is written by the incredible Nicole Sands who gives us a good overview of...

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RLabs youth shines at Startup Weekend in Cape Town

Two weeks ago young people from the RLabs GROW Leadership Academy programme attended a Startup Weekend event hosted at the Bandwidth Barn in Khayelitsha. The event was to showcase ideas that could drive innovative solutions with the possibility of starting a growing enterprise. The Startup...

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Youth 4 Youth: Making HOPE contagious in Namibia

RLabs Namibia in partnership with NBII launched its first Youth for Youth event that showcased social innovations and enterprises driven by young people. This exciting gathering welcomed distinguished guests from different sectors and across Namibia to celebrate with the RLabs Namibia team. Guests included the...

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RLabs mToto: Bitcoin to enable Early Childhood Development

As we enter the last week of RLabs mToto,our Bitcoin ECD Crowdfunding platform, and about to start the next intake of ECD projects, we thought it would be great to share some of the projects that have already been completed thanks to the generous Bitcoin...

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Lead SA Hero of the Year

RLabs and its founder Marlon Parker have been awarded the prestigious Lead SA award for National Hero of the year. This annual award acknowledges the work of social purpose individuals and organizations through a regional and national judging panel. This award is truly a reflection...

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Second milestone for the InnovIA teams.

On Wednesday 5th of August, the Innovia teams pitched their 2nd trimester presentations and the Vangate Youth Cafe were extremely hospitable as they allowed us to host the session in their space. The teams were joined by guest entrepreneurs Marwaan Sasman and Roger Norton as well as...

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Creating Change Makers

As a student of social enterprise, I often get caught in the theoretical. Absorbed with theories of change, business models, impact metrics and scaling strategies, it is easy to lose connection with what pulled you to this field in the first place: a desire to...

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Crowdfunding Bitcoin for Early Childhood Development

RLabs in partnership with technology start-up Uusi have launched a new initiative, RLabs mToto, where Bitcoin is used to crowdfund specific Early Childhood Development (ECD) project at centres in townships and low-income communities in South Africa. Bitcoin is a form of digital currency that is...

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RLabs partners with Accenture

RLabs is delighted to partner with Accenture on its global corporate citizenship initiative. It is called the Skills to Succeed program that is aimed at advancing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in South Africa and other parts of the world. Accenture is one of the world’s...

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Second Trimester of InnovIA

The Innovia teams have completed the 1st trimester of the incubation period and are now in their 2nd trimester.   The Innovians pitched a basic prototype of their product on Friday, 29th May with the aim to prove that the market needs what they have to offer....