The Wits LINK Centre is a leading African academic research and training body focused on ICT ecosystem policy and practice. Based at the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, LINK engages in knowledge production and capacity-building for the broad communications and information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Africa. Its focus spans across policy, regulation, management and practice in telecommunications, Internet, broadcasting, digital media, e-government, e-transformation and e-development, all with an emphasis on economic and social implications in African and other developing-world contexts.
The Centre offers degree and certificate educational programmes, and applied research, advisory and consultancy services, necessary for African actors to maximise the benefits of participation in the networked knowledge economy and information society. It prepares research-based, public-interest-focused advice for governments, regulatory bodies, donors and civil society, and publishes a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), which is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
LINK's programmes are a response to the expanding demand for training and research as countries on the African continent strive to position themselves effectively in the global economy while addressing local challenges of social and economic development. The information revolution offers opportunities for African countries to advance through levels of socio-economic development to become services-based knowledge economies, transforming and promoting new forms of locally relevant innovation.
LINK Research and Consultancy Services: Dr. Pamisha Pillay, Research Business Development Manager, Wits Enterprise, Pamisha.Pillay@wits.ac.za, Tel: +27-11-717-9182, Cell: +27-84-514-0202
LINK PhD and Master's programmes: Lucienne Abrahams, Director, LINK Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org
LINK Certificate programmes: Adelaide Mashoene, Programme Administrator, Wits Enterprise, email@example.com, Tel: +27-11-717-4592