RLabs is a South African award-winning non-profit company, established in 2009 in Bridgetown, Cape Town. We have since expanded the RLabs model to 23 countries across 5 continents impacting more than 15 million people through our work. The main aim of RLabs is to create environments and systems where people are impacted, empowered and transformed through HOPE, Innovation, Technology, Training and Economic Opportunities. To date, more than 200,000 people have accessed RLabs skills, training and economic empowerment programmes
Provide wide access to education and training programmes
Research, Ideation, Design, Prototyping, Sandboxing, Innovation and Technology
Providing SME Support, Training and mentorship accelerating high-impact innovative and scalable business
RLabs Women provides artistic opportunities by offering various training and empowerment programmes through the following pillars: Startup Women, DigiWomen, Junk.fund, Live! & Virtual Reality.
RLabs have provided consulting services to a variety of public and private sector organizations. Our extensive expertise in emerging markets, product development and innovation strategy has led us to work with partners such as BBC, Media24, Naspers, UNWomen, Unicef, DFID, Mozilla, Facebook and Nedbank.
RLabs was birthed in a marginalised community known as Bridgetown, Cape Town. Our passion is solely to create systems and environments where the lives of many can be impacted, where individuals may find empowerment and transformation can occur through hope, technology, innovation, training and economic opportunities.
Giving Is Greater
Zlto Rewards the RLabs digital rewards platform where members are incentivized for validated work and self-directed learning or training programmes. These are stored as a working asset on the blockchain that can be easily accessed and used to validate the capability of members on the market network platform. Zlto have impacted more than 2 million beneficiaries.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
René has played a leading role in transforming RLabs into an award winning global social enterprise from the humble beginnings of a community project in Cape Town
Marlon has a passion for technology and innovation that has influenced his work and led to being the founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)
Craig has worked in a management capacity for both NGO's and private businesses after completed professional studies in Human Resources.