The LINK Centre's tribute to Praneel Haricharan Ruplal, who passed away in late 2020 after a distinguished professional and academic career that included Wits Master's and PhD degrees, short course teaching, and external examining for the MA ICTPR degree.
This latest issue of the LINK Centre journal AJIC, the Thematic Issue: Collaborative Innovation in African Settings, has articles on AI, Indigenous data sovereignty, mobile tech start-ups, tech hubs, makerspaces, and social entrepreneurs.
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. Operating as part of both Tshimologong and the Wits School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM), our focus spans across policy and practice in telecommunications, Internet, broadcasting, digital media, social media, e-government, digital transformation, innovation systems, cybersecurity and intellectual property -- all with an emphasis on economic and social implications in African and other developing-world contexts.