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#OpenAfrica2014

  #OpenAfrica is an open advocacy training course that provides both a physical and online course.  It’s a Open BootCamp where the cohort is taken through a range of Open Access Movement projects to help immerse the participants in all the possibilities of Openness The 1st #OpenAfrica course took place in Cape Town at the...

CCSA & Code4SA Open Data Now UnConference

As a response to the restrictive policies of the Apartheid government, the right to access to information was enshrined in the South African Bill of Rights. The Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 outlines the process through which citizens can request information held by public and private bodies. While important, the act is challenging and...

SAHRIS Launch >> CCZA in the news with our friends

We were thrilled to help support SAHRIS at their Media Launch back in March. The event was held in Mapungubwe to coincide with the Sacred Sites Conference. Sadly, we were stuck in the studio and didn’t get to go to Mapungubwe but we did get to support our great friends at SAHRIS, WikiAfrica and The...

CCZA in the news

Recently I was asked to do a interview for VodaCom on my experiences volunteering. As the CC network is almost entirely built on the passion of 100′s of volunteers dedicating their valuable time (me being one of those 100′s) I spoke mostly on my experiences with Creative Commons.   To check out the interview please go to the VodaCom website.   We...

CC-BRAAI-SA

CC is 10 years old! Come help us celebrate 10 year of openness. Please join us and WikiAfrica for a year-end braai, #CC10 celebrations and a brief talk by Nick Wiltshire with SAHRA speak on the importance of open culture on heritage.   Lots to celebrate this year - WikiAfrica successfully reaching 32,500+ contributions to...
Wikipedian in Residence in Africa

Wikipedian in Residence in Africa

    The first will facilitate the WikiAfrica Cameroon Project at doual’art in Cameroon. The other will be based with WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre in Cape Town, and will concentrate on assisting, training and supporting the content partners that are part of WikiAfrica’s Share Your Knowledge project. A Wikipedian in Residence is an experienced...
5 days left for Wiki Loves Monuments

5 days left for Wiki Loves Monuments

A month-long international photographic competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, kicked off in South Africa 1st September and finishes September 30th. Members of the public are encouraged to celebrate South Africa’s living heritage by taking photographs of heritage sites (including buildings, sites of struggle and memory, graves, monuments, archaeological sites, etc.) and uploading them either via mobile or their...
CC your Instagram

CC your Instagram

Now  you can apply CC licences to your Instagram pics. We’re blown away by i-am-cc.org a new program that allows you to easily apply CC licences to your Instagram’s. Started by Philip Neustrom @philipn co-founder of Local Wiki  with 629 users this morning (and counting) it looks like it’s set to make a major impact on open culture.   Here...
CC Africa Regional Convening

CC Africa Regional Convening

A first for the continent almost 50 CC volunteers from more then 15 countries across Africa all meet up together in Entebbe Uganda. The CC Uganda team held host to us in their breathtaking country while we discussed Creative Commons and Africa. With the generous support from the Macarthur Foundation this was the first opportunity...
Blink Tower WINS Why Open Education Matters

Blink Tower WINS Why Open Education Matters

  We are thrilled, thrilled thrilled, Cape Town based animated explainer video company Blink Tower won the Creative Commons’ Why Open Education Matters video competition. The competition launched in March 2012 and was designed to make creative videos that explained simply why Open Educational Resources — or “OER” matter. The competition received over 60 qualified...
Warsaw: Global Summit

Warsaw: Global Summit

Some highlights from the 2011 Creative Commons Global Summit   First save up your bandwidth for 40min of amazing tunes from the Usta Concert Global Party at the Zacheta Art Gallery. [videofile]http://blip.tv/problematyka/usta-concert-at-cc-summit-2011-global-party-zachęta-art-gallery-5567139[/videofile] Berglind Osk Bergsdottir: Global Summit Recap She has some great quotes from the conference “Websites or only our tools, creative innovation is the...
CC OER Hero: Mark Horner

CC OER Hero: Mark Horner

Physicist turned Open and Collaborative Resources champion, Shuttleworth Fellow Dr Mark Horner is beyond busy.  Mark co-developed Free High School Science Text (FHSST)  in 2002. FHSST aims to provide free science and mathematics textbooks for Grades 10 to 12 science learners in South Africa. Mark and co-developer Sam Halliday were post-grad students at UCT when they struck on...