Perspectives

Making the web more mobile

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, he was the first and only user. Now, just 20 years later, there are almost 1.5 billion users. That is an incredibl...

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Mobile information options

Small, portable devices, such as netbooks and smartphones, are becoming increasingly popular. Will this type of equipment be useful in rural communities?Mobile phones are b...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Radio

What the customer wants..

For farmers who want to expand their business and look for new market opportunities it is useful to find out what customers expect from their product, and then.....

RANET: Bringing weather ser.....

A herdsman in the semi-desert region of northern Niger winds up his radio and tunes in to the daily weather report, in the hope that it will help him find suitab.....

Firehawk: detecting forest.....

At 6:45 a.m. on what promises to be a sweltering August day, Zululand Fire Protection Services (ZFPS) operations manager Trevor Wilson has just been alerted t.....

The added value of technology..

Ghanaian agricultural businesses have many of the key requirements to compete in the global marketplace. The country has a stable government, a favourable growi.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

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