Participants at the kickoff SANGONet 2009 Social Media for NGOs conference made great use of the hashtag #sango09. The channel remained active throughout the day with over 200 tweets. Perhaps the biggest buzz was around the launch of the Betavine Social Exchange which was introduced by Steve Wollak from Vodaphone. According to the
- Registration for the conference starts at 9am on Thursday, 15 October 2009
- The conference itself will start at 10am sharp - please be seated by then!
- Parking: There is plenty of free parking at the venue - Turnbine Hall in Newtown
But some recent meetings have again brought home to me in a powerful way.
The headline on the attached copy of Friday's article (11 September, 2009) paints a contradictory and misleading picture of the Addiction Action Campaign and, indeed, the substance of the report itself. The report states very clearly that we support SAB Miller's stance against underage drinking, driving while drunk (as Nkola Motata was convicted of doing) and foetal alcohol syndrome.
Shelter for the abused, underserved and homeless
SchoolNet is running a youth employability programme for unemployed graduates in Johannesburg. The aim of the programme is to skill graduates with ICT and life, employability and social skills with a view to them becoming employed as ICT technical support staff or starting their own ICT support company.
The programme is due to start in October and will run until the end of June 2010.
Johannesburg-based TV producer/director Michael Lee is now entering the second week of a fast in which he is not eating anything, only drinking water. He is doing this in support of local content, the importance of it to South Africa's identity, and the attacks on it by local broadcasters. He will be blogging about this here for as long as he lasts.
SANGONeT (Southern African NGO Network has been coordinating a regional research project into ICT4D issues in different countries in the region. Reports are produced, and then debated in Forums in the respective country. So I want to give you a quick report on the Mozambique Forum, which as you know from SANGONeT, took place on 30 July 2009.