Online symposium by the Cambridge-Harvard Right to Science Study Group at gloknos, with speakers from Harvard, Oxford, the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Rights (University of Copenhagen), and UNESCO's Inclusion, Rights and Intercultural Dialogue Section.
A paper by LINK's Luci Abrahams and Marke Burke and tralac's Trudy Hartzenberg, entitled "Digital Customs Transformation for Effective Trade Facilitation and Revenue Collection", prepared for the UJ SARChI Chair in Industrial Development.
LINK Director Lucienne Abrahams pays tribute to Wits Emeritus Professor Barry Dwolatzky, founder of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, who passed away on 16 May 2023.
This issue of the LINK Centre journal includes articles on YouTube micro-celebrities, a word embedding trained on news data, machine-learning predictions of low academic performance, ICTs and women’s empowerment, and assessment of website quality.
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) panel discussion, including LINK Sessional Lecturer Melody Musoni, to launch a policy report entitled "SADC Futures of Digital Geopolitics: Towards African Digital Sovereignty".
A Cape Town meeting of the African European Maker Innovation Ecosystemn (mAkE) consortium, funded by EU Horizon 2020. LINK participates in the work of consortium member Open AIR (Open African Innovation Research).
The annual continental meeting of African makerspaces, convened in Cape Town by the Africa Makerspace Network (AMN). LINK's Chris Armstrong is participating in the meeting on behalf of the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network.
Issue 29 of the LINK Centre journal includes articles on digital vaccination records, permissionless blockchain systems, copyright flexibilities for combatting COVID, maker communities, and public-speaking anxiety.
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.
A Dec. 2020 article by LINK Director Dr. Luci Abrahams, published in Issue 26 of The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), drawing on tech hubs research conducted for the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network.
An op-ed by Wits Emeritus Professor Barry Dwolatzky and Mark Harris of Altron Nexus, entitled "SA Education: A National Reset Is Needed and Mass Internet Access Is the Only Way Forward", in Daily Maverick (2 July 2020).
This issue of the LINK Centre's peer-reviewed open access journal, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), includes items on digital terrorism, SMS fraud, cybersecurity standards, machine learning, and mHealth.
This free 7-week online Wits course on the edX platform, Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa, is dedicated to the late activist Jeanette Minnie. The 2020 offering ran from 15 June to 3 August.
Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa: Jeanette Minnie Course (4 Oct. 2019)
The second offering of this free online course, in honour of the life and work of activist Jeanette Minnie, runs from 4 Oct. to 15 Nov. 2019.
Capacity-building for the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), facilitated by LINK Director Dr Lucienne Abrahams, to strengthen "Policy, Regulation & Governance for the Digital Economy".