iAfrika: a million in a month!

The coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for all aspects of life. A number of countries have implemented partial or full lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus and people are staying at home, and going online. Many activities that we once did in person – shopping, business meetings, going to school, birthday parties […]

iAfrika Pilot Project Report

iAfrika is a digital libraries service that provides access to information about customs, clan histories and cultural phenomena like dreams, in African languages. This type of information is often unavailable in books or on the Internet but is important to people’s cultures, histories and identities. Based on McNulty Consulting’s theory of change, iAfrika has the […]

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 (https://www.usq.edu.au/m-libraries) 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 …

Taking control of the medium

A core component of the Ulwazi Programme, which uses volunteer field-workers to collect indigenous knowledge and local history from their own communities, is the transference of digital skills.  Many field-workers arrive at the Programme offices with limited ICT skills – some never having worked on a computer before – and we conduct a series of […]