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South Africa: The Innovation Hub Launches Initiatives to ‘Take Innovation to the People’
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: South Africa
Created: Jun 24, 2014

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says, “Our involvement in the innovation journey has seen us embrace digital technologies and includes a range of measures designed to facilitate access to connectivity. We owe it to the youth of 1976 to initiate programs that would liberate today’s youth from socio-economic segregation.”
“One of the challenges faced by young people and budding entrepreneurs wanting to utilise facilities and services available at The Innovation Hub is access to our services as it is located in an area that is relatively inaccessible owing to the distance traveled as well as cost of transportation.
FabLab refers to a fabrication laboratory for Research & Development where prototypes can be creates and experimented with.
eKasi Labs is to be piloted at the Ga-rankuwa Arts and Crafts Centre and aims to create tangible solutions that address their community’s problems.
Designed and manufactured by local entrepreneurs from Kusile Labs & Technology, during the course of this week, there will be mobile, cost-effective labs distributed and available to primary and secondary schools.
CEO of The Innovation Hub, McLean Sibanda, says that one of the greatest challenges have been making its services accessible to the greater public.


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