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About LINK

The LINK Centre is an interdisciplinary academic hub headquartered at the the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Tshimologong Digital Innnovation Precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our team teaches, researches and advises on a wide spectrum of information and communication technology (ICT), communications, innovation, and digital transformation matters in African and other developing-world contexts.

Operating as part of both Tshimologong and the Wits School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM), we work at intersections among law, policy studies, political science, economics, sociology, informatics, information science, engineering, media studies, management, and development studies. We offer PhD and Master's programmes in:

  • Interdisciplinary Digital Knowledge Economy Studies
  • ICT Policy and Regulation (ICTPR)

We also offer professional certificate programmes in:

  • Cybersecurity Professional Practice
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice
  • Digital Government
  • Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management (TPRM)
  • Broadasting and Digital Media Policy-Regulatory Trends
  • Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression
  • Postal Policy and Regulation

We conduct research in the following four broad thematic areas:

  • ICT Ecosystem Policy and Practice
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Knowledge Governance

We publish the accredited, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC).

Our research and publishing outputs contribute to policy development, public discourse, and delivery of our PhD, Master's and certificate programmes. If you wish to explore collaboration opportunities with us, please contact: