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Towards Fair Online Platform Work

By | 2018-06-25T12:46:19+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Home|

2 JULY 2018 09:00-17:00 JOZIHUB - 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg  RSVP: avanderspuy@researchictafrica.net.  More than seven million digital ‘platform workers’ around the world perform work outsourced via platforms or apps in the so-called ‘gig economy’ today. Lacking the opportunity to collectively bargain, platform workers have little ability to negotiate wages and working conditions with [...]

Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate

By | 2018-05-17T13:14:20+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home|Tags: , , , |

Research ICT Africa’s Africa Digital Policy Project Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate Deadline: 28 June 2018 Do you believe in working towards  an Internet that is free (based on and supportive of human rights), trusted (based on sound cybersecurity measures), and innovative (based on enabling policy environments)? Join or play [...]

An investigation into the factors affecting Internet performance in Africa: a throughput, latency, and content hosting analysis

By | 2018-05-07T22:55:25+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Home, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa|

Panel discussion at Africa Internet Summit, 8 May 2018, Dakar, Senegal. With increasing demand for videos, streaming media, and for services such as cloud computing on the continent, measuring Internet performance to identify performance bottlenecks, and specifically how users experience performance, becomes increasingly important. Across Africa, operators have extensively invested in increasing capacity through [...]

Public Lecture: Understanding the paradox of digital inequality as more Africans come on line

By | 2018-05-02T14:41:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Home|

New demand-side research undertaken in 16 countries in the Global South, shows vast variances in Internet penetration between and within regions, with the majority of people in many countries having not heard of the Internet or do not know how to use it. In South Africa, more women own mobile phones than men and there are no [...]

Vacancy-Research Manager

By | 2018-07-02T15:50:20+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Research ICT Africa conducts research on digital policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based policy making for improved access, use and application of ICT for sustainable development in Africa and in the Global South and we are looking for a Research Manager to join our team! Key responsibilities of the job include: Research management and leadership (50%) [...]

How can technology be a force for good in Africa?

By | 2018-03-22T13:21:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Home|

Securing a digital future for all Africans 13:15–14:00 (CET), Thursday, 22 March 2018Room K1, ITU Montbrillant  Remote participation link here. #WSIS2018 #africadigial #afteraccess Despite the technological advancement and the reduction of the digital divide in many countries in the global South, the increased level of connectedness brings about new challenges for the vulnerable of society. [...]

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 [...]