Our Editorial Team have been reviewing a number of working papers, books, and research articles with the goal of updating the NLIPW Electronic Library. We recently came across a number of working papers on the maker movement in Gauteng Province in South Africa.
The Paper, published by OpenAir, sets out findings from research into the dynamics of the emerging “maker” movement in South Africa’s Gauteng Province. The authors position the maker movement as a potentially strong contributor to, and manifestation of, informal-sector innovation on the African continent.
Drawing on data from interviews conducted with participants in eight maker collectives in Gauteng, the authors provide findings in relation to makers’ approaches to outreach, skills development, networking, innovation and collaboration.
Authors: Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Chris Armstrong
Publication Date:June, 6 2017