Gold contenders and no-shows

posted Nov 19, 2010, 2:29 AM by Kobus Roux ‎(Broadband4All)‎

18 November 2010
Farzana Rasool, ITWeb

From Padayachie to e-tolling: It's time to consider government's ICT achievements for 2010.

Here's a good project with no qualifications. In April, science and technology minister Naledi Pandor outlined aims for a project to be rolled out that will see rural schools connected to the Internet.

And by September it was done. A wireless mesh network was launched at a school in Mpumalanga as part of a poverty alleviation project, with plans for widespread roll-out to other rural schools and community centres.

Watch and learn people, this is how it's done.

SAFIPA- Meraka Code-Prints Programme

posted Nov 3, 2010, 12:07 AM by   [ updated Nov 19, 2010, 2:29 AM by Kobus Roux ‎(Broadband4All)‎ ]

An exciting opportunity for short-term work exists at the CSIR Meraka Institute in Pretoria.

We are hosting a code-sprint event over January/February 2011 and we need willing and

able-minded students to participate in this exciting venture. This is the second year of the

Meraka code-sprint programme and we look forward to welcoming a new, vibrant selection

of tertiary students to join us.


To view this exciting opportunity, visit:

Additional information is available on our codesprint web site:

Experts connect SA's unconnected

posted Nov 2, 2010, 9:31 PM by Kobus Roux ‎(Broadband4All)‎

30 August 2010 - Duncan Alfreds

South African scientists have developed a mobile platform ...

It's all about leadership

posted Nov 2, 2010, 12:52 AM by Administrator Broadband4All

23 September 2010 - Farzana Rasool

Last week, I took a trip with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to Mpumalanga to witness what I was told was a major development for ICTs in rural SA.
What I expected was maybe another Thusong-like centre that sounds amazing and really very useful, but that hardly ever amounts to anything much in practice, usually because citizens in those areas may not have the skills to use the ICT tools on their own. 
I was surprised. Really surprised....

DST, EU connect rural SA

posted Nov 2, 2010, 12:28 AM by Kobus Roux ‎(Broadband4All)‎

21 September 2010

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched its Innovation for Poverty Alleviation Programme (IPAP), which will see, among other things, rural districts getting broadband connectivity through wireless networks. Speaking at the launch of the programme, science and technology minister Naledi Pandor explained ...

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