Virtaal translation tool released
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Dwayne Bailey sent a message to the over 400 members of group on Facebook. has just released a first version of our desktop translation tool called Virtaal.  Before you think its about automagic translation from English to Xhosa, its not.  It is a tool designed to be used by a human translating a

Richard Stallman on DRM – Digital Rights Restrictions
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Please view the excellent transcript of the Robin Good interview with Richard Stallman. The above clip is a short extract published on Youtube.  

IT Security & Cyber Forensics Conference
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Today I am speaking at the Marcus Evans IT Security & Cyber Forensics conference. The subtitle for this conference is: Mitigating IT security risks through improved processes and innovative investigations The inspiration for my talk is based on two books by the most famous hacker in the world, Kevin Mitnick: The Art of Intrusion: The

Unlocking the Potential of Mobile Technology for Social Impact
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The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) and will host the MobileActive08 Summit from 13-15 October 2008 at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. The theme of the event is “Unlocking the Potential of Mobile Technology for Social Impact”. With more than 350 confirmed participants from over 40 countries, this will be the largest international event

Interview Zooming In On Men, SABC3
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On Sunday, 21 September I was interviewed in a pre-recorded episode “Dating Games” for the fascinating show Zooming In On Men (ZOIM). ZOIM now in it’s 2nd season is broadcast Sundays at 4.30pm, following Car Torque, with the target market being the mature South African man – apparently the rest of the media believes we

Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty
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Last year I blogged about more efficient living in Johannesburg. This year I plan to blog about something my plan to solve poverty in Uitenhage over the next 20 years. All South African bloggers should get directly involved in Blog Action Day 2008 because poverty is the root cause of crime, health and all other

PR 2.0 Blogging Workshop with Marlon Parker's Team
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Tomorrow, I am training a team of loyal drug counsellors from Impact Direct Ministries on how to use blogging to get themselves onto television, radio, newspapers or magazines – all things I have done because of my blogging. They are learning fast and furiously about technology from Marlon Parker, senior lecturer at Cape Peninsula University

Ramon Thomas ends association with DBS Human Capital
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WITHOUT PREJUDICE I am in the process of issuing a letter of demand against directors, Nia Maritz and Peter Jeffrey as well as their company DBS Human Capital (Pty) Ltd ( for non-payment for organising the Women4Women conference on 5 October 2007 and work done in preparation of the next conference to be held on