Creative Industries & Technology

“I’ve got to where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world, but through something I found: the wealth of African culture.” – Hugh Masekela

From the mainstreaming of the internet at the end of the last millennium, to the advent of social media and beyond to today’s world of constant mobile connectivity, the way in which we communicate with one another, and the world around us, is constantly being redefined.

Over the years, RDF has advised start-ups across the creative sector and technology including animation, film, art, music, edu-tech, fintech, prop-tech, fashion and beauty. We also work with larger organisations and multinationals that are interested in leveraging technology and creative sector aspects within their social impact strategies. From program design and development to business and funding advice and mentoring, we can help you create networks and strategies to strengthen your organisation or product.

RDF’s most recent initiative – The Africa Soft Power Project is a movement leveraging and growing African expertise in the creative and cultural industries (CCI) as a way to advance Africa’s economy and power positive contemporary narratives of the continent.