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Mobile Technology in Africa: a comparative view between Kenya and South Africa

A recent GSMA report stated that Africa is currently the second biggest market for mobile in the world. This means that there is huge innovation potential in terms of mobile technology application development, as well as creating solutions (think access to information, ability to transfer money, creating jobs) for the more than 649 million handset [...]

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Join the MIH Media Lab team in 2012

The MIH Media Lab at the University of Stellenbosch is currently looking for more masters’ students who are interested in a post-graduate bursary for 2012. The Lab, which is supported by industry partner and international media giant, MIH, the internet division of Naspers, awards generous post-graduate bursaries to students from a wide variety of under-graduate [...]

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Media Lab Monday: Geoff Cohen – 24.com

“Disrupt or die”. This was the message of Geoff Cohen, GM of 24.com at our October Media Lab Monday event. Geoff spoke frankly about the future of digital media in South Africa and the rest of the continent, and highlighted the importance of companies’ (and by implication individuals’) ability to adapt to change. Geoff highlighted [...]

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DSK students visit the MIH Media Lab

A group of science learners from the Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt visited the MIH Media Lab last week to experience first-hand what we do in the Lab. The learners listened to a talk from Leendert Botha on his work experience at Google in San Francisco and then Stephan Gouws, another Lab student, gave a short [...]

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Media Lab Monday: Blink Tower

For our August Media Lab Monday event we invited Elodie Kleynhans and Adrian Burger from Blink Tower to explain what they do as “explainer video” makers. Blink Tower takes complex ideas and product offerings and distill it into simple terms with animation and video.   Blink Tower is one year old and they count Vodacom, [...]

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MIH Media Lab welcomes new director

MIH Media Lab Management (fltr): Gert-Jan van Rooyen, Herman Engelbrecht and McElory Hoffmann The MIH Media Lab at Stellenbosch University recently welcomed computer science lecturer, McElory Hoffmann, as director. Hoffmann started his academic career in 2001 as BEngSci student at Stellenbosch University and received his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2009. He spent one year [...]

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Media Lab Monday with Danny Day

Danny Day of QCF Design, recently was the guest speaker in the Lab’s first Media Lab Monday series. They are best known for the game, Desktop Dungeons. Speaking to a room filled with gaming enthusiasts, Danny shared some of his experience as South African game developer in the international market and provided great insights into [...]

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The 2011 Media Lab team

What do you get when you put energetic engineers, creative commerce peeps and savvy scientists in one location? The MIH Media Lab, of course! The Lab is very fortunate to have a great mix of (new and old) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science and Applied Mathematics), Socio-Informatics and Business Management students. New [...]

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