Hyperlocal website has – surprise, surprise – local users

by Niall McNulty At the beginning of 2013, together with Sabine Marschall from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, we launched a hyperlocal website focused on the community of Inanda, just north of Durban. The website,eNanda.co.za, aims to become a repository of the culture and heritage of the communities in the area, with the intention of attracting more […]

Niall McNulty co-opted as a member of the Executive Committee of OHASA

At a recent meeting in Kimberley, Niall McNulty was co-opted as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA). Niall has considerable experience using oral histories in digital media projects and will advise the Committee in this area, as well as assist with OHASA’s own digital communication initiatives. OHASA […]

Hello Internet, do you speak Zulu?

Internet: “Not yet, but I’m learning”. Zulu as an online language There is still a noticeable lack of online content in Zulu, despite the fact that over 11 million South Africans list Zulu as their first language, according to Census 2011, and the fact that Zulu-language newspapers are thriving. With the growth in Internet usage […]

Highway Africa New Media Award for Ulwazi Programme

We were part of the team that came runner-up in the ‘Innovative Use of Technology for Community Engagement’ category at the recent Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards. The 16th Highway Africa conference took place from the 9th – 11th September 2012 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, in association with the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). […]