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I have fallen, fallen in love with Radio…

I have fallen, fallen in love with Radio … Gooooood Morning Welcome to the Tuesday morning Breakfast show with myself Christine Nicola Taphel alongside my incredible and crazy co-host Dailen Jacobs. This I wouldn't want any other way, he sure is one of my favorite people, I...

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BBC Minute CatchUP making waves

Last week the BBC Minute CatchUP officially launched on the BBC Taster website.  Below is the official press release by the BBC team and we definitely excited to be part of this collaboration showcasing technology innovation from the continent. BBC World Service launches its first African-designed...

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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...

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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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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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Development Studio breaking new ground

RLabs in partnership with the BBC Connected Studio, BBC News Labs and BBC World Service hosted a Development Studio event the last 2 days. The challenge that the team had to address was how young people in Africa will access BBC and Digital audio content....