South Africa

The Failure of Spectrum Auctions in Africa

Spectrum auctions are widely regarded as “best practice” in the assignment of wireless frequencies where demand exceed availability yet, as of 2013  among African countries, only Nigeria had successfully conducted a spectrum auction.

Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa

26 January 2017
(APC for APCNews)

Masibulele Jay Siya told us the story of Mankosi, a village that came tog

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?

The Social Side of ICT4D

We all know that technology helps shape the way we work, learn, interact, and behave. We have also seen countless social issues come out of our own technology –online predators, pornography, piracy.

A Gentle Plea to Telkom’s CEO

We recently sent a request to Telkom to send us a map of their terrestrial fibre network in South Africa.

Vodacom – Oh Really?

Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys seems like a nice guy.  I’ve never met him but you look at his picture and you think, here is a decent fellow.  Wh

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