Digital Libraries at IST-Africa

Niall McNulty has recently returned from a trip to Kenya, where he presented at the IST-Africa Conference on the Ulwazi Programme, a digital library initiative he has managed for the past five years. The project uses the public library infrastructure, the local community and social web technologies to collect and disseminate indigenous knowledge and local histories. […]

Oral History Association in South Africa

Niall McNulty has been invited to present at a meeting of the Oral History Association of South Africa, to be held in Kimberley on the 15th March. Niall will be discussing his work on digital media projects such as the Ulwazi Programme, which uses oral history methodology to collect indigenous knowledge and local history from communities around […]

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). […]