Archive for the “Sustainability” category

SxSW Podcasts: Crowdfunding: How The SAfrican Community Financed Online Businesses

by oneafrikan on June 4, 2010

The story of how otherwise unconnected South African citizens pooled together their money and resources, and thus helped seed over a dozen online businesses in South Africa – when no other realistic options of finance existed. The presentation will cover lessons learned, and tips for replicating the model in other regions.

Making progress, skimming the molasses

by oneafrikan on September 12, 2009

Yesterday was a good day. As an aspiring social entrepreneur and increasingly part time geek, I’ve had my theories on why technical / programmer / geek / web type people stick to certain kinds of focus areas when trying to (…)

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What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say

by oneafrikan on June 4, 2009

Since my days of doing grass diversity research in the communal grazing lands adjacent to the Kruger National Park, I’ve always felt that the world needs top down impetus and proactiveness, but bottom up implementation. So in short, help from (…)

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