I’m coming to South Africa in mid-September for the Highway Africa conference, an annual conference on information technology and journalism at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. This year, the organizers are adding two days to the event, the first “Digital Citizen Indaba“, where we’ll be talking about blogging, vlogging, moblogging, citizen journalism and dozens of other read/write media topics.
(For those of you who don’t speak Zulu, or don’t regularly attend meetings in southern Africa, “indaba” is a gathering of people to discuss important matters – a convention or meeting, in other words…)
I’ve been helping the organizers put together the program, and we’ve invited some terrific from all around the continent – Ory Okolloh just confirmed that she’ll be there, and Andrew Heavens indicated he was likely to speak as well – my fingers are crossed that some of my other favorite bloggers can attend as well.
If you’re an African blogger or citizen journalist and interested in being part of the event, but can’t make it to Grahamstown on your own, please apply for one of the few scholarships available – we’d love to see you. The application deadline is next Tuesday, the 15th, so fill in that form today!