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Press Release: UCT’s latest free MOOC to catalyse social change

UCT's latest free Massive Open Online Course to catalyse social change Become a changemaker, in your community through UCT's latest free online course. Creating a safer space for our children, a more inclusive society or increasing access to quality education, are things many of us wish we...

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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...

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RLabs Innovation Showcase

Last week RLabs proudly launched 10 new social innovations through our Innovation Showcase. The article below featured in Disrupt Africa Cape Town-based social impact incubator RLabs has showcased ten new startups that have graduated from its Innovation, Incubation and Accelerator (InnovIA) Programme, bringing the total number...

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RLabs acknowledged by Ashoka

RLabs founder, Marlon Parker, was officially inducted as an Ashoka Fellow last night. This acknowledgement by Ashoka is a true validation of the work by RLabs in changing communities in tension. Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in...

RLabs Innovation Showcase: From idea to product

Next week the RLabs hub in Cape Town will celebrate its 4th year of innovation incubation and acceleration. Since inception 37 start-ups and social innovation projects were initiated via this programme that served millions of users through the various platforms. This year 10 new innovations...

GoVarsity shines in Europe

One of the RLabs alumni start-ups, GoVarsity, have been selected by ED Tech in Europe to share their insights on helping more young people from disadvantaged communities to access higher education and the role of technology in education. GoVarsity, the 2013 Innovate Cape Winner, has been...

Maximizing Social Innovation to transform communities

"All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Martin Luther King Jr. Africa presents such a rich opportunity for innovations that can transform society and catapult communities into meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  More than ever before the adoption...

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...