UNISA: Free Online Courses in African Languages - Cancelled

Due to a possible mass action on campus the launch of the free online courses in African languages scheduled for 26 February 2009 at UNISA in the ZK Matthews Great Hall event, has been cancelled (for safety reasons).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. A new date will be announced soon.

Contact Person: Warren Makgowe, email:, tel: 012 352 4130

Launch: 3rd Computer Technology Centre

The Duduza Development and Resource Centre, in partnership with the Siyafunda Community Development Centre, invites 50 people to the launch of the 3rd Computer Technology Centre on 24 February 2009 in Nigel.

Date: 24 February 2009

Time: 9h00-12h00

Venue: No 2 Nala Street, Duduza, Nigel

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Traditional

Keynote Speaker: Ntombi Mekgwe, Mayor, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

Pan-African News Website Launches Mobile Platform

Press Release

20 January 2009

Africa Interactive, the publisher of the pan-African news website, is announcing the release of their mobile news website:  This latest innovation follows an unprecedented mobile phone revolution in Africa in the past years. The mobile version of makes the company one of the few African media outlets to both source and publish content via mobile devices.

Neotel Launches NeoFlex Data

Neotel, South Africa's second network operator, has launched its first dedicated broadband offering, NeoFlex Data.

The product, styled as a "multi-user Internet solution", is aimed at small office and home users and expected to compete with Telkom's ADSL.

Head of Neotel's consumer business unit, Mukul Sharma says, "These packages are extremely cost effective and should easily cater for the internet requirements of small businesses and high-end consumers.

Survey: Digital Governance in Municipalities Worldwide

“Digital Governance in Municipalities Worldwide” presents the findings of the worldwide survey of municipal digital governance in 2007. The survey evaluates 86 large municipalities which have official websites and ranks them on a global scale based on their scores in the areas of: security, usability and content of websites, the type of online services currently being offered and citizen responses and participation through websites. The survey focuses on cities based on their population size and the total number of individuals using the Internet in the nation.

Unbounded Possibilities: Observations on Sustaining Rural ICTs in Africa

This study explores sustainable information communication technologies (ICT) and the need for wireless Internet access for development (W4D). Commissioned by APC and written by wireless expert Ian Howard, the study serves as a guide to members of the W4D community involved in African initiatives. Howard draws conclusions based on his observations of two telecentres in Tanzania with very different business models. The study is intended to inspire others to share their observations about viable sustainability models for rural telecentres.


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