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.
Registration is now open for LINK's 2016 Certificate Programme in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management (TPRM), with the first module beginning 18 July 2016: TPRM Brochure 2016
LINK focuses on 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. It 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 academic journal, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), which is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET).
The LINK Centre'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.
ICT policy and regulation
e-development, e-governance, ICT and innovation, digital knowledge economy studies