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.
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.
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".