Practical Insights on South Africa

Community Organising Technology Lessons Learned From South Africa

Community Organising Technology Lessons Learned From South Africa

Published on: Jan 05 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Community Organising Technology Lessons Learned From South Africa
South Africa has a strong history of community organising and activism. Dense, ground-up organizing helped defeat Apartheid, then atrophied after the transition...
The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

Published on: Feb 19 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the invitation of FHI360 and Cisco, the Red Cross recently presented early insights from our experience introducing fire-detecting sensors across two informal...
Please RSVP: Should We Create Standardized Training Content for Community Health Workers?

Please RSVP: Should We Create Standardized Training Content for Community Health Workers?

Published on: Feb 07 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP: Should We Create Standardized Training Content for Community Health Workers?
RSVP Now: Thursday, February 13 – Johannesburg, South Africa Millions of people in rural communities depend upon Community Health Workers for health care....
5 Reasons Why Public Access Matters in the Age of Private Mobile Devices

5 Reasons Why Public Access Matters in the Age of Private Mobile Devices

Published on: Jan 15 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Public Access Matters in the Age of Private Mobile Devices
The mobile Internet is growing at an unprecedented rate. It is expected to be a matter of time before mobile Internet use eclipses desktop use. What does this trend...
Register Now for ICTD 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa

Register Now for ICTD 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa

Published on: Oct 28 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Register Now for ICTD 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa
The continued growth of the ICT4D field and surrounding community has led to many participants organising and coordinating their efforts in order to learn and...
Surprise! Free Public Internet Access Venues Do Not Compete with Mobile Phones for Users

Surprise! Free Public Internet Access Venues Do Not Compete with Mobile Phones for Users

Published on: Dec 21 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Surprise! Free Public Internet Access Venues Do Not Compete with Mobile Phones for Users
The Public Access, Private Mobile report studied the interplay of shared access and the mobile Internet for teenagers in Cape Town. It covered a large amount of...
Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Published on: Dec 19 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program
Harnessing the power of business, technology and innovation, TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in technology sectors from the Middle East and Africa together...
Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Published on: Dec 10 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa
You remember Facebook Zero, the no-cost access to Facebook that is helping to double Facebook users across Africa? Now check out Google’s come back: Free...
Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable

Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable

Published on: Jun 27 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable
In case you are wondering, telecenters are still not sustainable. A new research report, Public Access Computing in South Africa: Old Lessons and New Challenges,...
The Social Side of ICT4D

The Social Side of ICT4D

Published on: Mar 16 2012 by Lindsay Poirier - 2 Comments
We all know that technology helps shape the way we work, learn, interact, and behave. We have also seen countless social issues come out of our own technology –online...