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Submission to SALC-Discussion Paper 149 on Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children

By |2019-07-31T06:11:05+02:00Jul 30th, 2019|Categories: Home|

How do we tackle online risks without sacrificing children’s digital futures? by Anri van der Spuy As access to the Internet increases in South Africa (albeit slowly), our  children’s exposure to both new opportunities and new risks also increase. This is perhaps why the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) is proposing wide-ranging reforms [...]

7th Africa DNS Forum : African Digital Economy session

By |2019-07-22T15:22:06+02:00Jul 22nd, 2019|Categories: Home|

7thAfrica DNS Forum | 22 - 24 July 2019 | Gaborone, Botswana|Avani Hotel RIA presenter : Dr Onkokame Mothobi Panel: Africa Digital Economy. A reflection and an overview of key initiatives, current challenges and interventions and Digital ID & Africa Free Trade Zone as a single digital Economy  23 July 2019 -11:00-13:00 Live stream link: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/afdnsf2019 [...]

2017/2018 After Access survey data now available for download on DataFirst

By |2019-07-11T11:33:34+02:00Jul 11th, 2019|Categories: Home|

2017/2018 RIA After Access survey data now available at DataFirst The underlying datasets of the After Access surveys are curated by DataFirst. The data is now available having gone through a process of verification through independent peer review, public engagement and publication by Research ICT Africa. DataFirst is a research data service dedicated to giving open access to data [...]

Policy Brief: Visualisation and mapping does not compensate for poor data

By |2019-07-10T23:32:33+02:00Jul 10th, 2019|Categories: Home|

2019_Policy Brief Pricing No 1_Africa Data By Onkokame Mothobi (PhD) With Internet-based services taking the centre of an increasingly digital global economy, reliable and up to date data sets are crucial for the  formulation of evidence-based policy. Critical attention, however, should be paid to methodologies used to measure and compare indicators for policy formulation and to [...]

4IR in SA is too important to remain the domain of the elite

By |2019-07-08T20:41:47+02:00Jul 8th, 2019|Categories: Home|

By Alison Gillwald (PhD), Executive Director, Research ICT Africa & Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance This opinion piece was first published on on Business Day Live on the 4th of July 2019. Since Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum’s announcement in 2016 of the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution [...]

After Access: The state of ICT in Kenya

By |2019-07-10T23:45:09+02:00Jul 8th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Policy Paper No.9, Series 5: After Access The State of ICT in Kenya By Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u, Charley Lewis and Onkokame Mothobi Kenya seeks to position itself in the future of this digital world and global economy, spearheading innovation in the area of mobile money. With more than half of the Kenyan population now banked, the benefits [...]

Public Lecture: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By |2019-07-04T09:42:33+02:00Jul 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa and Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance Public Lecture Series: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution Join Professor Alison Gillwald in conversation with Professor Tim Unwin, chaired by Professor Wallace Chigona Date: 17 July 2019 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Address: Linkoping House, 27 Burg Road, Rondebosch RSVP: info@researchictafrica.net The session will be live on Zoom from 18:00 [...]

Walking the Talk: Feminist research to understand the African gendered digital divide

By |2019-06-28T15:46:34+02:00Jun 27th, 2019|Categories: Home|

By Chenai Chair  “It is not easy for a girl to leave home and purposely go, maybe, to a cybercafé to access the Internet. This is because girls have responsibilities like household chores well…[some] girls are also not interested in the Internet, and some choose to stay home, and those who have some interest [...]

Policy concerns with digital ID in Kenya: a report back on the KICTAnet digital ID meeting

By |2019-06-22T16:01:18+02:00Jun 22nd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Policy concerns with digital ID in Kenya: a report back on the KICTAnet digital ID meeting By Grace Bomu Research ICT Africa RANITP fellow (2019) In  the popular setbook, The River and the Source, Margaret Ogola takes us through the acquisition of identity among the Luo people of Kenya. Children are named after events [...]

Join us at Rightscon 2019!

By |2019-06-11T10:43:46+02:00Jun 7th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Join us this year at Rightscon 2019 in Tunis from the 11th to the 14th of June 2019. We are excited to share our work towards building an evidence base for digital policy in Africa and our collaborative work with Cyber Policy Think Tanks in the Global South - Centre for Internet and Society, [...]