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Learning Information Networking Knowledge (LINK) Centre

The Wits LINK Centre is the leading academic research and training body in Southern Africa in the field of electronic communications policy, regulation and management.

LINK engages in knowledge production and capacity building for the broad electronic communications and information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Africa, including focus on telecommunications, broadcasting, Internet and digital media; advances in the wider ICT sector; e-government in the public sector; and e-development in society and the economy.

The Centre offers degree and certificate educational programmes, and applied research and advisory services, necessary for African actors to maximise the benefits of participation in the networked knowledge economy and information society. It prepares research-based policy advice for government and regulatory bodies, 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.

Contacts

Lucienne Abrahams: e-Development, e-governance; ICT and innovation; digital knowledge economy
luciennesa@gmail.com

Charley Lewis: Telecommunications and ICT policy, regulation and management
charley.lewis@wits.ac.za

Chris Armstrong: Digital media policy and regulation; knowledge governance for development
c.g.armstrong@gmail.com

 

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