Civil Society

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 09:01
Access is the ability to connect to and use the internet. This requires that people have the ability to connect physically (i.e., where they live has internet coverage) as well as the resources to use the internet.  Internet access is different from availability, which refers to whether or not internet service is a possibility (e.g., whether or not mobile internet coverage is available where a person lives). 
Using typical cost figures from a range of African countries, the extent of the cost variations is apparent: the costs may be up to five times those found in a typical European or North American country, even if all the same policies are followed...
"In our worldwide broadband speed comparison, released earlier this year, similar disparities were apparent to those seen here. The countries with slow, patchy broadband infrastructure that supply only a fraction of the population tend to be the...
"The concept of E-Heza emerged from the desire of the Ihangane Project and nurses in Ruli, Rwanda to sustain and replicate our successful clinical quality improvement programme, initially created to improve the quality of care for HIV-positive...
"We need to ask ourselves: how do we collectively ensure the switch from analogue to digital is a smooth one, but most importantly, how do we ensure it contributes to the betterment of our people, the relentless fight against poverty and...
In SA, 11% of women said the main barrier or the problem was the handset was not in their language, 11% had reading or writing difficulties, and 9% believed mobile was not relevant to them. Personal safety was also a barrier in SA, with 13% worried...
ICASA analysed data bundle price trends between 2013 and 2018. Data bundle pricing has seen volatility over the past few years, with consumers increasingly calling for prices to come down.
All four of SA's major mobile operators made complex presentations at the CompCom's Data Services Market Inquiry in Pretoria yesterday. The CompCom has been holding public hearings from Wednesday to look into the state of competition in the data...
Community Investment
"Sometimes you have a great obvious resource, sometimes it is your location, the roads, and railways." There will always be competition for investment, so communities know which assets they have and use it to create a competitive advantage.
Tech for NGOs
"The findings from the 2018 report confirm that NGOs worldwide are rapidly expanding their use of technology and with increased reliance on technology, comes increased data management and security needs," says Heather Mansfield, founder of Non-...
Minister of Finance
“Mboweni possesses the necessary integrity, skills set and experience which can generate confidence in the markets, among investors and generally in the business community,” said Raymond Parsons, a professor at the North West University’s School of...
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