Submission on the South Africa Electronic Communications Amendment Bill

By | 2018-02-06T14:55:35+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa has submitted its comments on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill in response to the invitation by the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. The Bill is an important document that may have a significant impact on the telecommunications sector of the country. It seeks to implement and give effect to the policy objectives set [...]

Opportunity alert: Data Scientist/Analyst

By | 2018-01-22T10:32:21+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa|

Do you want to be at the pulse of digital policy in Africa? Do you have ideas about how data can be used innovatively to develop an evidence base for policymakers to ensure digital inclusion and contribute to sustainable development? Are you comfortable moving between economic and social indicators and technical measurements and big [...]

Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP)

By | 2018-01-15T12:26:29+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Home, RANITP|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since January 2017, Research ICT Africa has been hosting the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP) The project aims at promoting high-level multidisciplinary research on ICT policy across the African continent, and the current phase is focused on providing the necessary evidence to inform policy processes on the implementation of cloud computing services [...]

After Access highlights: Using evidence from the Global South to reshape our digital future

By | 2018-01-26T14:19:57+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

After Access highlights: Using evidence from the Global South to reshape our digital future Research ICT Africa conducted informal sector, household and individual surveys in seven African countries- Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique in 2017. The surveys are part of a global initiative on producing much-needed quality data on ICT [...]

State of ICT in Lesotho

By | 2018-02-06T20:45:39+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , |

While Lesotho has made significant progress towards its national vision of 2020, it faces several challenges as a small landlocked, lower-middle income country, with mountainous terrain and low population density outside of the capital, Maseru. The five-year National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2012/13 - 2016/17 identified ICTs as the backbone of a modern economy [...]

Africa Digital Policy Project @IGF 2017

By | 2017-12-15T16:15:04+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa is pleased to announce the further evolution of its public interest research agenda with the establishment of a project dedicated to the development of cyber policy for Africa. The new Africa Digital Policy Project, is one of three regional policy centres initiated and funded by IDRC to develop capacity in the Global [...]

Grand Opening of the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and Launch of the Digital Transformation Series

By | 2017-11-21T13:59:08+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Home, RANITP|

Agenda for the OCN/RANITP Joint Regional Summit on Nov. 22nd as well as the Grand Opening of the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and Launch of the Digital Transformation Series on Nov. 21st. Grand Opening of the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and Launch of the Digital Transformation Series Tuesday, 21st of November, 2017 Microsoft Policy Innovation [...]

Call for applications: Research Methods Workshop for Internet Policy & Advocacy in Africa

By | 2017-11-09T10:57:50+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Cyberpolicy, Home|

Application Due Soon: 10 November 2017 Date: February 26, 2018-March 3, 2018 Venue: Kampala, Uganda The Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory has teamed up with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Research ICT Africa, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), Unwanted Witness, Paradigm Initiative, and Young ICT [...]

OTT – Threat or opportunity for African Telcos?

By | 2017-09-22T15:22:06+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Home|

By Christoph Stork, Steve Esselaar and Chenai ChairThis paper analyses the transition from the voice and SMS era of mobile telephony to the data-only era, and the strategies that operators have adopted during this transition phase. Key drivers for the transition are Over the Top services (OTTs). The paper uses quarterly prices for prepaid user baskets [...]


By | 2017-09-22T11:03:17+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Home|

Alison Gillwald (PhD) Executive Director, Research ICT Africa, Adjunct Professor, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice. Paper Presented at the Law and Development Research Conference: University of Antwerp 20-22 September 2017 In September 2015, UN Member States and the UN General Assembly formally agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals [...]