Digital heritage as a tool for schools

Its a New Year and we’ve kicked it off by visiting two schools – one in Hammarsdale and the other in Umbumbulu – where we will be running the  phase two of the Ulwazi Schools Project. This innovative project uses digital heritage to teach research, media and digital literacy skills to students from disadvantaged schools. Weekly […]


We’ve had another interesting year where we’ve cemented our work on digital heritage as well as explored the areas of e-citizenship and the possibility that digital media holds for the environmental movement.  In no particular order, here are a few things we have done that we’re proud of … Projects We’ve worked on the Goethe […]

The Number in my Pocket: the Power of Mobile Technology for the Exchange of Indigenous Knowledge

Niall McNulty and Ulwazi project leader Betsie Greyling presented a poster at the The Third International m-libraries Conference ( in Brisbane, Australia recently.  The poster outlined the Ulwazi Programme’s plans for developing a system to collect indigenous knowledge via mobiles phones in the eThekwini Municipality. View the poster … Read the abstract …

Re-development of KZN Literary Tourism website

One of our major projects in the last quarter was the re-development of KZN Literary Tourism website.  We originally developed the website over four years ago and it was in need of a fresh look.  The software used to run the content-management system needed updating and a number of new technologies had been developed in […]