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SAJIC Issue 4, 2003

As well as showcasing local and regional research, this fourth issue of  The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC) demonstrates the benefits of our association with prominent international academics. Hatfield provides a stimulating paper on the notion of a spectrum commons, and Melody provides insights, in an article co-authored with local LINK Centre personnel Currie and Kane, into governance of next generation Internet and the significance of the value-added network services (VANS) sector in preparing South Africa for the network economy. This issue also includes an article by Marcelle on technological learning and capability-building, a contribution on "e-government" by Oyomno, an article from Botswana academics Sebusang and Masupe on rural ICT access in their country, and a book review by LINK Centre Director Lucienne Abrahams.


Spectrum Management Reform and the Notion of the 'Spectrum Commons' - Dale N. Hatfield

Preparing South Africa for Information Society 'E-Services': The Significance of the VANS Sector - William H. Melody, Willie Currie and Sean Kane

ICT Development in Botswana: Connectivity for Rural Communities - S.E.M. Sebusang and S. Masupe

Technological Learning and Capability-Building: How do African Telecommunication Firms Learn? - Gillian Marcelle

Towards a Framework for Assessing the Maturity of Government Capabilities for 'E-Government'  - Gordon Z. Oyomno


Information and Communication Technologies for African Development: An Assessment of Progress and Challenges Ahead, edited by Joseph O. Okpaku Sr., 2003 - Lucienne Abrahams