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Growing impact and making a difference


Since our inception RLabs have reached 27,202 community members with skills training in technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, management and vocational programmes. Through our mobile support services approximately 4.7 Million people have been reached through our applications. One of our start-ups, UUSI, have connected thousands of unemployed South Africans with job and work opportunities and currently reaching […]

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Ventureburn: Using tech to restore our faith in humanity


Social entrepreneurship is becoming a key point of development for African entrepreneurs. In this, the sixth installment of Venture Burn’s “Built in Africa” series, they feature the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs). Read the full article here

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Crowdfunding Bootcamp and changing the world


RLabs had the privilege of hosting the One Percent Club who hosted a bootcamp on Crowd Funding at our Cape Town hub in partnership with Accenture. The teams were taken through the ins and outs of crowd funding and were able to setup their projects and raise funds via the One Percent Club website. The […]

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6 Years: Mobile Chat Support to communities in tension


RLabs have pioneered mobile counseling services since 2008 when it launched its Drug Advice Support services and its Angel application on Mxit. Since its launch the services have reached more than a million people with more than 30 Million chat conversations. The service currently provides support to youth aged 16 to 27 with advice and […]

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Youth Cafe: 8 Weeks Later


It was a day with so much excitement and a great buzz because it was the first official graduation for the Youth Cafe youth (Zafes) as we start our 8th week of existence. The Rocklands Youth Cafe is a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Social Development and RLabs. The main aim of the […]

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