Archive for the ‘events’ Category

Plastic waste recycling press

August 16, 2009

Great stuff from Maker Faire Africa via Afrigadget.

“We’ve got a lot of plastic trash all over Africa, especially in the cities. A team from IDDS (Amit Gandhi from the US, and Mark Driordan from the UK) decided to create a way to add value to waste plastic by using a low-cost process to transform it into something useful: plastic sheets. From these sheets can be made a number of other products. On display they had shoes, bags, pencil cases and folders.”

See video here.

Image credit, Maker Faire Africa Flickr pool.

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A Better World by Design

November 8, 2008

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Keep updated on A Better World by Design through Niti Bhan and Erik Hersman who is covering it on Afrigadget with photos here.

Todays (Saturday) schedule should be interesting; Paul Polak, Erik Hersman, Ken Banks and Niti Bhan talking early in the morning.

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More from Surprising Africa at Picnic 08-Erik Hersman

September 26, 2008

See Erik Hersman‘s presentation from Picnic08, a good overview of mobile growth and applications in Africa. I like the title, ‘If it Works in Africa, It Will Work Anywhere’, excellent.

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Surprising Africa @ Picnic 08

September 24, 2008

This looks like an interesting event, Surprising Africa @ Picnic 08 is a one day conference on the 26th of September exploring what can be learned from Africa; from Google‘s new business development, Vodafone and mobile banking to NairoBits, a digital design school for youth from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

Speakers include Eric Hersman, Ethan Zuckerman, Younghee Jung and Zina Saro-Wiwa.

Should be good, can’t wait to see what comes out from it.

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Haldane Martin

September 4, 2008

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Haldane Martin is launching a new showroom at 12 Aberdeen Street in Woodstock, Cape Town, on Saturday 6 September from 10h00 to 13h00.via Heather Moore, writer for Elle Decoration.

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September 4, 2008

As part of its initiative to support new product development, the SABS Design Institute presents the seminar on product development – FROM IDEA TO PRODUCT

The content of the seminar addresses the problems most commonly experienced in the following areas:

  • Pitfalls in the development of a new product;
  • The protection of intellectual property;
  • Available financial incentives and how to access them;
  • Available technical assistance and how to access it;
  • The role of the industrial designer;
  • Individual business strategy and entrepreneurship.

Experts from industry lead the discussions.

On Thursday, 18 September 2008, the seminar will be presented at the Agri Mega week in Bredasdorp, Western Cape.

On Saturday, 4 October 2008, the seminar will be presented at the CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng.

For more information and to register for the event, go to

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FADA-Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

September 4, 2008
The University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture will host a second information session on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 at 14:00. Anyone interested in a exploring a career in design should attend.

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