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InnovIA Applications are OPEN

Media Statement 26 May 2017 Release: Immediate RLabs InnovIA applications for Cohort 2 and 3 of 2016 are OPEN! Applications for Cohort 2 and 3 of the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) 2016 programme are now open for Cape Town based startups. Aspirant social innovators and entrepreneurs who are...

Stories on Display

RLabs celebrated its 7th year of serving communities across Cape Town in 2015 and hosted an exhibition and festival at Nantes Park in Bridgetown celebrating stories of hope of community members through various art forms. The event was hosted over 2 days and had more...

How can social enterprises achieve large scale impact?

This article by our partner Dr. Christian Busch, Associate Director at the Innovation Lab at the London School of Economics and Political Science, explores how inclusive growth can happen with a mix of bottom-up and top-down elements. How and why do some impact-orientated projects scale, while...

Reconstructing lives through HOPE and Innovation

“RLabs is absolutely fantastic and I am proud that one of our Young African Leadership (YALI) Alumni is the progenitor of RLabs. This is a space that creates hope in places where there had been darkness. There are so many remarkable stories here, young individuals...

RLabsU to launch in Atlantis, Western Cape

We are excited to announce the launch of RLabsU in Atlantis, Western Cape on 6 February 2016. RLabsU will provide community members in Atlantis, and the surrounding areas, with access to various skills programmes; ranging from Small Business Management to Introduction to Computers and many more. Atlantis...

Making HOPE Contagious

As we celebrate the final day of 2015, we look back at a year that without a doubt allowed RLabs to develop its mission further in impacting the lives of millions across the globe. We saw all our programmes expanding activities and increasing in impact....

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Stories of HOPE: Warriors of Light

The story of Suzanne Smith as a Warrior of Light is beautifully captured by Chidiogo Akunyili below: Warriors of light they are called. With an inner stream of light, she has no rival for her path is her very uniqueness. Uniqueness she inspires in others to...

Media Release: InnovIA 2016 Applications now open

Applications for the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) 2016 programme are now open. Aspirant social innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference in the world and building scalable social enterprises are invited to apply online.   The RLabs InnovIA programme, now in its...