McNulty Consulting Theory of Change: Local Knowledge in Local Languages

McNulty Consulting has developed an exciting new theory of change that focuses on local content in local languages. It is aligned to the South African government’s National Development Plan, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the United Nations’ developments goals, defined in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The theory of change advances the idea […]

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 […]

The localization of the South African web

By Niall McNulty Over the past year I’ve noticed an interesting trend in the Analytics statistics for the Ulwazi Programme, one of the online projects I manage. There has been an increase in the number of web searches in isiZulu (the local vernacular in eThekwini, where the project is based) and a corresponding increase in […]

IAMCR 2012

Niall McNulty will be presenting a paper at the forthcoming International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference 2012, in the Digital Divide session. Niall’s paper looks at local content created by and for local users in the local vernacular, using the Ulwazi Programme as a case study. The full conference programme is available here. IAMCR is the […]