RLabs Innovation Lab is an expansion of the existing RLabs with a strong focus on modeling its innovation processes for future replication. The RLabs Innovation Lab currently partners with a variety of international organizations, private companies and public sector partners to develop solutions to drive social change. RLabs creates and provides spaces in communities for cocreation events and workshops that connect community members with the networks and resources to solve some of the social challenges impacting the community.

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Sandbox provides community members and partners with access to design thinking, prototyping and lean iteration of turning ideas to product/service within 2 weeks.  This is also offered as a paid-for service to external clients.

Venture Studio is the incubation programme for RLabs initiated ventures, providing a 1 year incubation support programme, with the goal of launching them within that period. The goal here is to build high impact enterprises that lead to job creation.

Yoma (Youth Agency Marketplace) is a free skills development and online marketplace where youth are able to engage and complete various courses and impact challenges that contribute to their community and environment.

These opportunities allow youth to grow & enhance their skills and get rewarded with Zlto (a digital rewards incentive).

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ReCha, a socially responsible enterprise aims to bridge the gap in the waste management and recycling industry in SA. Our goal is to increase recycling rates, reduce waste in landfills, lower greenhouse gas emissions and promote local economic growth..
We are recruiting participants interested in running micro waste management buy-back centres. Technical & business training will be provided, those who meet the qualifying criteria will also get startup & business support to operate their buy-back centre.
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An online marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses to list their products and services. Aweh’s online marketplace is powered by RLabs.

During the pandemic, our goods providers were suffering due to the lack of access to their markets.

We created an online market in response, with a professional digital storefront, and a means for their customers to order, pay & receive their products.

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JUNK.Fund is an initiative that was started as an experiment at RLabs, where we wanted to know if staff would sacrifice having junk food and invest their money in an entrepreneur. We started inviting staff to invest in the fund using the money they would usually use to spend on junk food (fast food). This fund is used to invest in and to offer support to a new female entrepreneur each month. The investor (depending on the size of the investment) will have a chance to nominate an entrepreneur as a recipient. Funds are paid out monthly and the entrepreneur has to attend our SME Boost sessions with the Junk.Fund team.