White African > African Digerati Series

Source: White African – African Digerati Series.

4th in the African Digerati series of interviews. He is a South African who is heavily invested in development on the web and mobile devices. His application, iDrive, a source for driving school instructors has been made available on both web and mobile platforms. Rafiq is also very active within the African blogosphere through the Web AddiCT’s blog.

Like the others who have been interviewed so far, Rafiq is actively taking part in the discussions that will move Africa ahead using technology, and is also doing it.

What do you see as the biggest advantage or opportunity for African technology development?
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Business Report > Driven entrepreneurs MXit up

Source: Business Report

Two innovative young Cape Town men are using the internet and a popular cellphone service to put people in touch with driving school instructors.

Rafiq Phillips, 23, and Miguel Dos Santos, 24, are the inventors of idrive.co.za, a website that enables users to search for driving schools and book lessons.

They are also the first business owners to use MXit, a free cellphone messaging service, to stay in touch with users of the website.

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Their innovation has proved such a success that they have been nominated for the Top Information and Communication Technology Youth Innovator Award in Africa.Both are Cape Peninsula University of Technology students.

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IOL > MXit creator takes parents to task

Source: IOL – Candes Keating

Parents should take responsibility for their children using MXit, says Herman Heunis, the creator of the instant cellphone messaging program.

The Cape Argus reported on pupils addicted to the service, spending hours on MXit, last week. One school began a support group for pupils hooked on MXit, while others banned cellphones.

Being quoted in this article on IOL led to this.

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