South Africa

MOOC Expert Committee Launches to Advance Online Learning

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education, provide scientific and cultural content, and offer career training and professional development worldwide.

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.

In Africa, the Fight for LGBT Rights Continues

In light of the United States Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage, it is important to remember that other nations around the world are still continuing in their fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.

APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board

25 May 2015

If implemented, the Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the South African Film and Publication Board would, under the guise of child protection, pose serious threats to online freedom of expression.

YALI Mandela Washington Fellows to Convene in Johannesburg

President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is hosting the 1st Annual Southern Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Johannesburg, South Africa from May 17-19, 2015.
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