Digital Resource Center

The Social Innovation Hub offers access to basic technological devices - laptops, tablets, cameras, mics etc. through its Digital Resource Centre. These resources are available to the public - Rhodes staff and students, Makhanda residents, external organisations, local schools, etc. at no cost. The SI Hub's goal is to support social innovation by providing access to digital skills. 

We encourage using equipment for personal development and social innovation and social entrepreneurship projects that have social impact. Our centre is mainly designed for short-term loans but longer-term arrangements can be motivated for in a short proposal for equipment. 

Users need to read and sign an agreement, provide identification and contact information as well as agree to the terms of use. For projects longer than two days, users need to complete a proposal form briefly outlining key details of their project.

The Social Innovation Hub is also available to assist or advise on the setting up of computer labs in schools or at community-based organisations, and the implementation of digital training programmes. 


AddressSocial Innovation Hub, 5 Prince Alfred Street, Rhodes University, Makhanda

Open times: Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 16:00


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Contact Information:

Digital Resource Center Manager

Eric Kamau - or 046 603 7227







Last Modified: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:32:38 SAST