Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

Whatever have we been doing?

Friday, September 9, 2011 21:17 No Comments

Well, this blogpost comes rather late in the day and the team – much reduced in numbers – at The African Commons Project had better have a good excuse for not updating their blog.  (Especially as social media and blogging are one of the topics that we teach the non-profit community and knowledge managers!) The […]

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Sign the petition for a consultative, development-focused Copyright Review

Thursday, May 13, 2010 17:15 No Comments

As part of the ‘1978…What were you doing?’ campaign, The African Commons Project along with the National Consumers Forum, have launched a petition, to be sent to the Department of Trade and Industry, calling for a consultative, development-focused Copyright Review. We’re calling on you to sign this petition, and in turn, to pass it on […]

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October, the event coverage month of 2009!

Monday, November 2, 2009 17:56 1 Comment

The month of October was a busy one for The African Commons Project team thanks to two event coverage and documentation jobs in three cities. We’ve certainly had social media on the brain, live blogging on our fingertips and podcasting on our lips as we’ve been harnessing various online media tools to provide creative documentation […]

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The African Commons Project is blacked out

Friday, February 20, 2009 14:51 1 Comment

There’s a political campaign spreading across the internet, one that is ‘turning out the lights‘ on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter profile pictures, and throwing a dark shadow on blogs around the world. It’s all because of an unfair amendment to the Copyright Act in New Zealand that will threaten the rights to privacy and access […]

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Sharing our heritage online with OpenSA!

Friday, January 23, 2009 10:46 2 Comments

OpenSA! launches in Johannesburg today with a pilot project to make South African heritage more accessible for remixing and re-publishing by online creators. In collaboration with SA Rocks and the African Commons Project, OpenSA! is collecting, tagging and managing donations from people who are willing to make their material freely available online. OpenSA! will also […]

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Announcing the first iHeritage seminar for 2009 on digitisation and access

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:33 No Comments

iHeritage and the African Commons Project are inviting all museum, archive, library and heritage fundis to a seminar on digitisation and access to South African heritage in Rosebank, Johannesburg.The first seminar in the iHeritage series this year is entitled: “Digitisation and access: Tools for cultural heritage institutions” and will take place on Tuesday 3 February […]

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Our heritage online

Friday, December 12, 2008 9:48 No Comments

The seeds of inspiration around creating a heritage project were sewn just over a year ago when The African Commons Project held an iHeritage event at a local shopping mall in Jozi on Heritage Day, with the aim of encouraging South Africans to share their stories, pictures and memories. The day made us realise a […]

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Social media that help grow communities from the inside out

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 15:30 No Comments

In the last month, the team at African Commons has developed two proposals for innovative use of new media tools to serve different communities in South Africa. The first is called The Jozi Learning Network – a project using mobile phones to connect people who want to learn with people who want to teach. A […]

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The Open Copyright Review

Monday, November 10, 2008 21:24 No Comments

Throughout 2008, The African Commons Project has been working in conjunction with the Shuttleworth Foundation in Cape Town, on the Open Copyright Review. The review was a project that aimed to engage civil society and ordinary South Africans in a review of how they understand copyright, and how South African copyright law affects them and […]

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