Betavine Social Exchange NGO Workshop

SANGONeT is assisting Vodacom in facilitating a workshop with NGOs on 14 July 2009 in Braamfontein to discuss a new concept in mobile application development for social impact - the Betavine Social Exchange.

Vodacom will also be holding a similar event in Cape Town.

All NGOs - or those working in the development sector - are invited to join Vodacom to find out more about the Betavine Social Exchange, and to contribute to its development and deployment in South Africa.

Betavine was created to encourage developers to cross over from other types of software development to mobile. Betavine provides a space to learn about mobile development and to participate in it by uploading applications which are then accessible to people directly on their mobile phones via

The Betavine Social Exchange is aimed at creating mobile solutions to solve social problems in a way that helps them to be sustainable.

For more information about the Betavine Social Exchange, click here.

Workshop Agenda:

14h:00 - 15h15

  • Betavine overview;
  • Betavine Social Exchange Concept overview;
  • Session 1: discussion around the concept.

15h15 - 15h30

  • Tea

15h30 - 17h00

  • Details of the Betavine Social Exchange;
  • Session 2: walkthrough design and detailed feedback;
  • Sign-up for trial;
  • Next steps.

17h00: Netsquared Jozi Meetup

RSVP: Nhlanhla Kunene, SANGONeT ( / tel: 011 381 3408) to confirm your participation or contact Matthew de Gale ( if you have any questions for clarification.

Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2009
Event End Date: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2009
Event Venue: 
The Penthouse, Civic Theatre, Braamfontein
Event Type: 

NGO Services

NGO Services