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Steve Vosloo

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Steve Vosloo is the 21st Century Learning Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. He is a past Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University, where he researched youth and digital media. He blogs at vosloo.net.

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TEDx Soweto — a great day out!

The first TEDx Soweto happened on Freedom Day — April 27 in South Africa — appropriately held at the Apartheid Museum. The theme was “The…

M-novels on the rise

M-novels, or mobile novels (stories on your cellphone) are on the rise in South Africa, as Michelle Matthews explained so well in “Cell-lit is all…

SMS or data services for Google?

I recently had a conversation with some people at Google about mobile applications for sub-Saharan Africa. Two key issues emerged: i) South Africa is ahead…

The pros and cons of an mHealth cellbook

It’s great to see an innovative approach to HIV education: Metropolitan and CellBook have created an information booklet — called B the Future — on…

Five amazing mobile projects

At the Web4Dev conference in New York I met with the founders, inventors and creators of some pretty amazing mobile-for-development projects. Below are my top…

A great read about techno-geek rebellion

My best read of 2008 was Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, sci-fi writer, co-editor of Boing Boing and general good guy. San Francisco is hit…

A risk capital approach to education investment

In 2007/08, the South African government spent R105-bn on education, while corporate social investment (CSI) in education amounted to R1.3-bn. While a significant amount of…

Looking for Jane in Vienna

Earlier this month, on a Saturday afternoon, I found myself walking around the Stadtpark in Vienna, looking for someone called Jane, to play an Olympic…

The online habits of Chinese youth

According to the Young Digital Mavens survey conducted on around 1 000 American and 1 000 Chinese youths, aged: Millions of young Chinese are embracing…