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RHoK Pretoria 2014 – Hacking for humanity

RHoK Pretoria 2014 – Hacking for humanity

By Keitumetsi Tsotetsi

Upon arrival the atmosphere was amazing, a sea of IT enthusiasts in their blue RHoK t-shirts ready to hack for humanity. Eager to start, the devs quickly had some tea and breakfast and the event had officially begun.

Prof Ernest Mnkandla gave us a warm welcome and had us eager to start with the challenges.Chris Williams from Microsoft told us about the amazing new Nokia X and its platform,…

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THANK YOU for an awesome 2013

THANK YOU for an awesome 2013

Around the same time last year, not long after being given the tremendous privilege of running mLab Southern Africa, I wrote Steve Job’s famous quote “Here’s to the crazy ones” on the wall as you enter the mLab at The Innovation Hub. I did this in the hope that it would inspire those who enter as much as it inspires me….

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the Urban App Challenge: grants from R230,000 to R810,000 up for grabs

the Urban App Challenge: grants from R230,000 to R810,000 up for grabs

In 2014 Cape Town will become the World Design Capital, taking over the reins from Helsinki.

“With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, design has become an increasingly fundamental tool to make cities more competitive, attractive, liveable and efficient.

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Startup Knight Competition

Startup Knight Competition

Startup Knight is a competition for software based tech startups that are getting ready to start a viable business. Byte Orbit, the company behind Startup Knight, will be hosting this exciting event.

A series of established organisations such as Microsoft, Nokia, Bandwidth Barn and 8ta have come on board with significant sponsorship for the winning startup….

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m2work South African Hackathon

m2work South African Hackathon

This past weekend we played host to the South African leg of infoDev’s global m2work Hackathon.

We kicked off the event on Saturday morning and spent the rest of the weekend creating concepts and apps to solve unemployment through creating mobile micro work opportunities. Teams pushed straight through the night to get their presentations and prototypes ready for Sunday afternoon’s demo….

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m2work Hackathon – South Africa

m2work Hackathon – South Africa

We have been hard at work planning our local #m2work hackathon, 15 – 16 September, and we are happy to share some more info on the South African leg of this awesome 5 country challenge.

Partners: We are proud to announce the following partners who will be working with mLabsa to turn these 2 days of coding at the #m2work hackathon into something special:

Prizes: our partners have come on board to offer participants some awesome spot prizes and support over the 2 days and @mLabsa is offering the winning m2work team R20,000 in capacity funding and membership at mLab,…

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