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Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship call

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship call The Open Web Fellowship program empowers the next generation of open Internet leaders and advocates by embedding them at leading human rights and civil society organizations from around the world, where they can positively impact the health of the Internet and bring critical strategic expertise to the organization. Open [...]

Developing Smart Public Wi-Fi in South Africa

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Developing Smart Public Wi-Fi in South Africa With smartphones becoming increasingly available, even amongst lower income groups, and having the computing power and screen size needed for meaningful internet use, one promising solution to low internet access is free public Wi-Fi sponsored by the local authority. Provinces and cities in South Africa are starting to [...]

Internet use barriers and user strategies: perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Internet use barriers and user strategies: perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda By Chenai Chair Analysis based on country cases by Margaret Nyambura (Kenya) Fola Odufuwa (Nigeria), Albert Nsengiyumva (Rwanda), Lwando Mdleleni, Mpho Moyo, and Sinethemba Mthimkhulu (South Africa) Beyond Access Public Policy Paper series, 2017. Series Editor: Alison Gillwald OTT services have [...]

Amy Mahan Scholarship Third PhD Graduate

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Amy Mahan Scholarship Third PhD Graduate On 20 December 2016, Cecilia Matanga graduated from the University of Cape Town, Faculty of Commerce, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, programme on Managing Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, under the supervision of Prof Alison Gillwald. As part of the IDRC sponsored initiative to build African [...]

Mauritian ICT Visionary, Dr Krishna Oolun, joins RIA advisory board

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Mauritian ICT Visionary, Dr Krishna Oolun, joins RIA advisory board Dr Krishna Oolun is the latest eminent former regulator to join the advisory board of Research ICT Africa, an ICT policy and regulatory think tank based in Cape Town, that hosts an African wide research network. Dr Oolun was Chief Executive of the ICT Authority [...]

South Africa: Open Access wireless networks threaten competition and investment?

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Home|

South Africa: Open Access wireless networks threaten competition and investment? Despite its policy currency globally there is little evidence that mandatory open access networks have contributed to public policy objectives of increased competition in services, decreased pricing and higher levels of demand stimulation. In fact, a growing body of evidence from mature markets indicates [...]

Innovatively aligning ICT public policy with means-GTAC South Africa

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Innovatively aligning ICT public policy with means-GTAC South Africa Professor Gillwald presented on Innovatively aligning ICT public policy with means at the Public Economics Winter School. This was the first event of the Public Economics and Policy Analysis Capacity Building Initiative managed by GTAC on behalf of the National Treasury department of South Africa. The [...]

Reinventing public interest in policy & regulation in the digital Age-ZICTA public seminar

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Reinventing public interest in policy & regulation in the digital Age-ZICTA public seminar As part of our capacity building with national regulators, Professor Gillwald recently gave a presentation on "Reinventing public interest in policy & regulation in the digital age" at the Zambian ICT Authority public seminar. View presentation here