Portfolio

Since its inception in 2004 Flying Cows of Jozi (trading as Bamboo Rock until 2017) has been active in consultancy, training and interim management in the digital development space. Projects we’ve delivered over these years range from the design and delivery of digital training and content programmes, mentoring & training of education professionals and students, research into the e-education and e-agriculture space and strategy consulting to organisations wanting to play a role in these areas.

Design & deliver

Review of & advice on digital study guides Grades 10-12 Mathematics, Accounting, Geography & English for educational publisher.

Content management and community management for www.digitalclassroom.co.za, the online platform for teacher development in the 147 District Teacher Development Centres (DTDCs) nationwide.

Building relationships with partners in the digital content space and contributing to the introduction of e-libraries.

Implementation of Vodacom Mobile Education project, nationwide public-private partnership aimed at teacher development in ICT and Math & Sciences.

Delivery of Marketing Plan for telecommunications services provision in under serviced (rural) area for applicant for Universal Service License and preparation of bid team for hearings.

Facilitate mobile data services company in establishing business in South Africa. Business is provision of (market) information to emerging farmers using Internet and cell phone technology.

 

Mentoring & training

Coaching of maths & science teachers in using the online Siyavula platform  for teaching & assessments for the Siyavula/GDE Digital Maths & Science Practice Project in Gauteng.

Facilitation of the ITSI Learning Hacks programme, a study method course based on insights from a variety of disciplines, particularly that of Mind, Brain and Education (MBE),

Impact assessment of longer term school ICT intervention on the classroom practice of trained teachers

Facilitation of the Vodacom DBE Centre Managers’ Workshop 2018.

Guest facilitation of the Short Learning Programme Managing and Leading with Digital Technologies at the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg.

Organisation and facilitation of provincial workshops for management and staff of the 147 Department of Basic Education District Teacher Development Centres (DTDCs) enabling both technical and operational management of the centres.

Mentoring for Femtech support programme for women in technology enabled/innovative growth businesses.

Research

Desk research on selected topics for educational publications on digital technologies in the classroom and skills crises & educational strategies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Research & advice for the NECT 21st Century Sandbox Schools project on the topics of Overcrowded Classrooms and Involvement of Parents in teaching 21st Century skills.

Market research on digital publishers, e-education material and the distribution value chain in South Africa for European digital content company.

Recurring research on the status of the implementation of E-education and corporate involvement in SA’s public schools

Research on entrepreneurship in SA’s townships: understanding the impact of social and cultural norms and recommendations on entrepreneur coaching

Strategy consulting

Development of an Informal Market Strategy integrating both commercial and CSI objectives for SA mobile operator

Development of business plan and fundraising for emerging farmers Information Portal for the Buhle Farmers’ Academy.

Delivery of Strategic Market Positioning Report for IT company in financial services market

Delivery of concept document on business and distribution models for mobile value add services to developing markets

Delivery of the Internet for Public Schools (Edunet) concept for the Department of Communications.

Delivery of strategy for South African mobile operator aimed at developing the corporate market and expanding portfolio to retain and expand market share and EBITDA margin after market saturation.