South Africa

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case

16 May 2016
(Andrew Rens)

As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.

South Africa Cybercrimes Bill will be impossible to implement without violating rights

2 December 2015
(APC for APCNews)

Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online.

A ‘Third Umpire’ for policing in South Africa: applying body cameras in the Western Cape

Technological innovations are having a profound effect on the form and content of policing. But what are the possibilities for the use of these new technologies for improving law enforcement in the global South? A new initiative led by the Brazil-based Igarapé Institute is testing this question.

The Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa would allow classification of user-generated content

15 July 2015
(APC for APCNews)

On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. In effect the policy would allow the FPB, at its discretion, to classify user-generated content on any online content platform.

The Ulwazi Programme: Sharing Histories and Culture in Communities in South Africa

Digital information and ICTs have transformed how knowledge is dispersed in Africa. A digital library project called the Ulwazi Programme is helping to ensure that, through social technologies, everyone has equal access to aspects of their history and culture through technology.

A Look at Spectrum in Four African Countries

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

Does effective spectrum management make a real difference when it comes to more pervasive and affordable access to communication?

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