CC Heroes
Local CC code heroes

Local CC code heroes

THANK YOU so much to the coding heroes who heeded the call we put out to translate our latest South African 3.0 licenses into tidy HTML. We now have the carefully crafted legal code, in a version for the machines to peruse and serve up on the Web for you. We’re THRILLED! We roundly cheer:...
Legal Code to Web Code - can you lend a hand?

Legal Code to Web Code – can you lend a hand?

Have you got a little time to spare to help us convert our legal code into HTML code? We would SO appreciate your help to make the SA Web just a little more robust and legally healthier for its citizens. Our great bearded CC SA tech lead, Paul Scott has been overwhelmed with work and...
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...
CC Africa Leadership: we'll take two

CC Africa Leadership: we’ll take two

A surge of fresh energy has awoken among the African regional teams, as we have the pleasure of announcing the double-strength power of  two new Creative Commons Regional Project Managers for Africa. Our particular privilege is that we have one of the new leaders really close-by; our Legal Lead for CC South Africa: legal scholar...
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...
Who loves CC? Photographer André van Rooyen loves CC

Who loves CC? Photographer André van Rooyen loves CC

I fell in LOVE with Andre photography of the Western Cape, then I saw his pics of the Karoo and nearly died but when I discovered he’s a member of the CC tribe already, I loved him with heat of a 1000 suns. While it’s often easy to celebrate the famous CC stories it’s important...