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Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development

By | 2019-04-16T10:57:03+02:00 Apr 16th, 2019|Categories: Home|

UNESCO publishes Internet Universality framework By Anri van der Spuy UNESCO published its Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development. As a member of the consortium responsible for undertaking project for UNESCO, Research ICT Africa undertook pre-testing and pilots of the indicators in Senegal and Nigeria, and RIA researcher Anri van der [...]

Fairwork exposes exploitation in gig economy amid regulatory vacuum

By | 2019-04-15T16:38:13+02:00 Apr 15th, 2019|Categories: Home|

The foundation rates platforms on how well they fare on core work standards and publishes a league table of big SA platforms’ performance RIA (Alison Gillwald and Anri van der Spuy) and Oxford Internet Institute (Mark Graham and Sai Englert). A group of Uber drivers in Cape Town use social media messaging platform WhatsApp [...]

WSIS 2019-Harnessing opportunities, mitigating risk

By | 2019-04-16T22:24:05+02:00 Apr 9th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Harnessing opportunities, mitigating risk. Dr. Alison Gillwald Executive Director, Research ICT Arica Adjunct Professor: University of Cape Town Presented 9 April 2019 at the WSIS Forum of 2019 opening statement. Your excellencies, honorable Ministers Secretary General Mr Zhao, esteemed panel members and delegates and the WSIS Forum organisers, - thank you for invitation to [...]

Towards understanding the digital gender gap in the global South

By | 2019-04-08T22:46:53+02:00 Apr 8th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Towards  understanding  the digital  gender gap  in the global South (Pg 220-246) The United Nations University in collaboration with EQUALS Research Group published report on Taking Stock: Data and Evidence on Gender Equality in Digital Access, Skills and Leadership(link is external). The inaugural report of the EQUALS Research Group lays the foundation for the EQUALS [...]

State of ICT in Mozambique

By | 2019-04-04T16:19:34+02:00 Apr 4th, 2019|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

RIA Policy Paper No. 6, Vol. 5, After Access: The state of ICT in Mozambique Policy paper by Alison Gillwald, Onkokame Mothobi and Broc Rademan. Mozambique has a challenging path ahead if it is to realise the full potential of the ICT sector in developing its economy and to make progress on the information communication [...]

Internet Freedom Festival 2019

By | 2019-03-31T20:58:22+02:00 Mar 31st, 2019|Categories: Home|

IFF 2019 flyer How do we research the taboo and hidden? Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 Time: 02:45 - 03:45 PM Room: Visual Room Duration: 1 hour(s) Theme: Policy, Advocacy & Research Presenter: Chenai Chair   The 2019 Internet Freedom Festival marks an important point in the project, as it will be celebrating its 5th anniversary! Research ICT Africa [...]

Public lecture series: What is data justice for (South) Africa, and who gets to decide?

By | 2019-03-11T10:32:27+02:00 Feb 26th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Nelson Mandela Public lecture series Name of speaker: Assoc. Prof. Linnet Taylor with Gabriella Razzano. Title of seminar: What is data justice for (South) Africa, and who gets to decide? 5 March 2018 Linkoping House, 27 Burg Road, Rondebosch -Cape Town. 16:00pm for 16:30pm RSVP- Email- for live streaming link   "How should [...]

Steps and Issues of Privatization of the Telecom Sector in Ethiopia – በሚል በዶ/ር ሊሻን አዳምና ዶ/ር አሊሰን ጊልዋልድከተፃፈው የተወሰደ)ዋናውን ሪፖርት

By | 2019-02-26T05:28:06+02:00 Feb 15th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Authors: Dr. Lishan Adam with Henock Fantahun and Dr Onkokame  Mothobi After Access series Editor: Dr. Alison Gillwald Contact: and The announcement of the privatisation of Ethio Telecom has generated much interest and have improved the prospects of a competitive ICT sector in Ethiopia. This paper discusses some of the critical steps that the government of [...]

Addressing Cyber crime in South Africa – CyberBRICS fellowship

By | 2019-02-14T10:26:55+02:00 Feb 14th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Blog post by Sagwadi Mabunda  As the newest member of the Research ICT Africa team, I recently started a CyberBRICS fellowship which will soon take me to FGV Law Rio De Janeiro Law School, Brazil. During this RIA fellowship, I plan to start work on a three-part series of journal articles that theorise some of [...]