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Diepsloot Youth take over MediaTech Africa 2017

MediaTech Africa is a biennial media and entertainment Technology trade show held in Johannesburg South Africa. MediaTech Africa is a highlight event in the international exhibition calendar and gives a platform to showcase and purchase the latest in Technology. This year, the event took place from 19 – 21 July 2017 inside The TicketPro Dome and we made our way there with seven participants already within this value chain.

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Our Action Against Poverty during Mandela Day 2017

Nelson Mandela Day has always been about contributing to the upliftment of human kind and the environment in which we live.

The Wot-If? Trust has expanded on the concept of 67 minutes into an event that extends well beyond Mandela Day. In 2017, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has made a call-to-action for #ActionAgainstPoverty on Mandela Day and beyond. In light of this The Wot-If? Trust will use five key streams to take action against poverty; technology, sport, food gardens, cooking and business networking. Corporates and the Deipsloot community members and community partners are invited to experience an impact-driven Nelson Mandela Day that kick starts our #67Days of #DigitalActivism. Read more

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Permacultured

Permaculture derives from the words ‘permanent’ ‘agriculture’. It is a philosophy and practise that teaches farmers to cultivate land using whatever resources are available. Natural forces such as rain, direction of sunlight, water and wind are taken into consideration to ensure self-sustainable and edible gardens. To impart such knowledge, Food and Trees for Africa recently hosted a one-day permaculture workshop inside eHub Diepsloot.

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eHub Diepsloot Official Launch, Thanks to Ericsson

It gives us great pleasure to inform you of the build and launch of a Media and Technology Hub officially known as “eHUB Diepsloot” funded by Ericsson. On Friday, 23 June 2017 from 10:00 – 13:00 community stakeholders, media personnel and Ericsson team members will join us for the official launch! Located on 7184 Peach Road in Extension 10 (opposite the Ext 5 Taxi Rank), this 244m2 containerised facility is built on the same property as the Father Louis Blondel Centre (hereafter referred to as FLBC).

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The Evolution of MTN

IMG_9530On 1 June 2017, MTN Business hosted their second annual IoT Conference and Awards. The conference matured from a pure “challenge and awards” model into a broader event, including both an awards ceremony and a conference. To promote knowledge and best practice sharing for developers and buyers in the connected infrastructure and Internet of Things space.

MTN IoT Conference and Awards’ content and conversations was thread together as “Mind to Machine” solutions, searchable online as #M2MAwards. Submitted solutions focused on the potential transformation of sectors such as retail, transportation, business and our personal lives using technological advancements.

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Ericsson Take A Girl Child To Work Day

Leading Up to Take a Girl Child to Work Day 2017

.to-work-day-logo-bigIt has finally been recognised that the girl child has been socio-economically under-developed and under-resourced for decades. In an attempt to address this disparity, Cell C initiated Take a Girl Child to Work Day® on 8 May 2003. Fast-forward to 2017 and the business community will now celebrate the campaigns’ 15th Anniversary. On Thursday, 25 May 2017 businesses and organisations once again host and motivate a group of girls to “Dream, Believe and Achieve”.

Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® has become a respected movement aimed at imparting knowledge to girl children. Ericsson, as a participant, has recognised this and this year decided to have a series of events leading up to the 2017 Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day®.

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Launching Nelson Mandela Day Beyond 2017

IMG_8861The Nelson Mandela Foundation is now calling for #ActionAgainstPoverty! Beyond #MandelaDay is the potential to change every day in an impactful way. Positively, of course, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has developed a more tangible direction for people’s contributions towards their global mandate. Their strategic shift is commendable as it relies on strengthening bonds with other civil society organisations. Networked communication.

 

To play the role of facilitator, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is using its strong identity to have influence and impact. On Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 23 years after South Africa democratically elected its first president; the Nelson Mandela Foundation honoured their namesake by presenting their strategic shift in approach to #MandelaDay! Asking for all stakeholders and supporters of #MandelaDay to focus their energy and efforts on taking #ActionAgainstPoverty.

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Diepsloot during the 2017 International Save The Frogs Day

2017 International Save The Frogs Day in SA

On the last Saturday of April since 2008, International Save The Frogs Day lives out its mandate as the worlds leading amphibian conservation organisation. To use International Save The Frogs Day as a means to raise awareness about the global endangerment of frogs.

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VAST Networks set to connect more than 1.5 million township residents

Township roll-outs aimed at driving inclusivity and economic empowerment

Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa: 25 April 2017 – VAST Networks (VAST), Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider, is set to give 1.5 million Gauteng township residents affordable alternative to access the Internet.  Currently in over 2,000 high-density locations in transport hubs, malls, office parks and townships, locations across South Africa, VAST is focused on providing more South Africans with an option for affordable internet access.

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