May 28, 2023

The National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa - NEMISA came into being as an institution of education and learning, specializing in teaching the production and technical skills applicable to the TV, radio and broadcasting industries. Formed as part of a government initiative in 1998, its fundamental purpose was to train previously disadvantaged individuals, particularly women, and equip them with the skills necessary to play significant roles in the broadcasting environment. 


NEMISA is currently in the process of becoming the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI).  This is an integration of three entities, NEMISA, e-Skills Institute and the Institute for Satellite and Software Applications (ISSA).


The focus of the new entity is on developing e-skills capacity in South Africa by creating partnership framework that guides e-skills initiatives.  NEMISA/iNeSI is part of the solution to ensure that South Africans have the necessary ICT skills (e-skills/digital skills)

The institute works on on a national, provincial and local level.  Head Office being in Parktown, coordinates nationally and our Colabs focus on e-skilling on a provincial level.

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May 4, 2020

The PGWC, one of the CoLAB'S key partners in many of our initiatives,  has launched a call for all Tech Sector Volunteers to assist small businesses with much needed digital technology advice and support in this disruptive COVID-19 pandemic time.

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April 14, 2020

The team at Mobilearn under leadership of Dr Gajjar, did these videos with the specialist doctors at UCT Medical School and Groote Schuur.

Let's all assist to flatten the curve!

Stay At Home. A Message from the front line 

Do’s and Dont’s

Xhosa COVID19, Do's and Don'ts 


December 2, 2019

The International Joint Research Group (IJRG) for S-DIRECT combines the expertise of iMinds-SMIT (VUB), UWC (CoLab and academic departments) and the Material and Sensory Cultures of Africa - Study Centre  - MASC (UGent) to explore the possibilities of and apply living...

August 7, 2019

Video: DVC Academic R&I Professor Jose Frantz

Samsung Innovates Today to Create a Better Tomorrow 

Innovation Drives Growth

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 7 August 2019 - Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South...

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes a reality to rest of the world, as citizens we are becoming more dependent on digital technology, more specifically, internet connectivity to conduct our daily activities; which contributed to the rising of a new economy comm...

July 29, 2019

The 4th Industrial Revolution has brought forth a great deal of opportunities for individuals and industries alike.  However, the importance of one’s digital identity and their subsequent awareness around cyber security has failed to be prioritized by civil society, po...

The Western Cape CoLab for e-Inclusion and Social Innovation in collaboration with Suff Academy celebrated the hard work and achievements of students in Oudtshoorn and George on the 5th and 6th of June 2019, respectively. During the two ceremonies 300 certificates were...

July 12, 2019

The University of the Western Cape is one of 11 Universities participating in the programme Common Good First: Digital Storytelling for Social Innovation.

This is an Erasmus+ funded initiative with the objective of supporting and growing the emerging South African socia...

July 5, 2019

The Colab team recently exhibited some of our innovative projects at the occasion of the 2019 Budget Vote of Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies at the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town.

We received a lot of interest in both our Ultimate Celebrity...

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