January 2012: Khayelithsha youth programme: Mobook workshop
August 2011: Quick overview of the first year of Yoza Cellphone Stories
Read about the latest statistics as at August 2011.
October 2010: Statistics and lessons learned in the first year
Read about the statistics and lessons learned in the first year of m4Lit.
May 2010: Report for Kontax 2
Read about the statistics and findings for Kontax 2: The Big Win.
August to December 2009: Reports for Pilot phase
The pilot phase of the m4Lit project (August to December 2009) has concluded. Key documents are below:
Press release — Highlights of project
Available at the Shuttleworth Foundation site.
Presentation – Summary of project findings
m4Lit Project findings by Steve Vosloo, Shuttleworth Foundation.
m4Lit Project report by Steve Vosloo, Shuttleworth Foundation.
Indigenous literacies research report
Klk cc …. Supporting Indigenous Literacies in the Digital Space by Ana Deumert, Linguistics, University of Cape Town. This report focuses on teens’ interest in the isiXhosa version of Kontax, analysing their responses in the context of indigenous literacies in South Africa.
Mobile literacies research report
Mobile literacies & South African teens: Leisure reading, writing, and MXit chatting for teens in Langa and Guguletu by Marion Walton, Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town. This report accounts for teens’ uptake of Kontax in relation to their access to and use of mobile internet and computers, and discusses teen mobile literacies as revealed by the research project.