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    A Social Revolution

    RLabs, founded in 2008, is currently operating in 22 countries and have provided more than 5 Million people with skills training, economic and social support services.

Our VISION is to impact, empower and reconstruct communities through innovation

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Training and Development

RLabs established an Academy providing access to skills training to communities with a specific focus on technology, media, entrepreneurship, community development, leadership and management.

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Community Living Lab

As a community-driven Living Lab, RLabs provides spaces in communities for co-creation, hackathons, open design, events, co-working desks, research and development and social innovation activities. We partner with academia, governments, businesses and a number of NGOs in 21 countries.

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Incubation

RLabs provides an innovation incubation programme for social entrepreneurs and provide seed funding for mobile and technology entrepreneurs. The Innovation Incubator and Accelerator is a 9 month programme that provides support for high potential social innovation ideas.

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Latest News

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Development Studio breaki...

RLabs in partnership with the BBC Connected Studio, BBC News Labs and BBC World Service …

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Social Media for NPO̵...

On Monday, 13 April 2015, four members of our team went out to Stellenbosch to …

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InnovIA 2015: Early Child...

Today one of the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) incubatees hosted an Early Childhood …

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Reimagining Radio with BB...

RLabs and BBC is hosting a Development Studio later this month where the goal is …

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Why Youth Cafes?

During the past year RLabs partnered with the Western Cape Department of Social Development as we …