School of Computing

ICT4D CSET Flagship 6

The ICT4D Flagship is a CSET multidisciplinary group whose fundamental purpose is enlarging people’s choices using ICT. The choices could be at the individual, community, organisational, national and international level. ICT4D spans beyond the computing discipline to holistically include other disciplines such as Agriculture, Government, Health, Education and Design. The flagship enjoys a growing partnership base with 4 of the active members being NRF rated. Some of the questions we investigate include: What is the role of ICT in development? For whom is development? Where can IoT (internet of Things) devices promote development? To what extent is health improved using ICT? Does the introduction of ICT into government enable a better path to development? What design of ICT can aid development?

2016 Goals

  • Create a knowledge repository on ICT4D
  • Advance research and postgraduate student output in ICT4D
  • Broaden collaboration across the College

For more information, visit us here http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=24290


Active members of this group:

  • Jan Mentz
  • Hossana Twinomurinzi
  • H Abdullah
  • Felix Bankole
  • Portia Buthelezi
  • Bester Chimbo
  • Alfred Coleman
  • Vincent Horner
  • Grant Howard
  • Ezekiel Lehong
  • Hugo Lotriet
  • Jabulisiwe Mabila
  • Molefe Maloma
  • Peter Mkhize
  • Judy van Biljon
  • Shawren Singh
  • Colin Pilkington
  • Mampilo Phahlane

  • Publications

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    JOURNAL PUBLICATION/S

    Mawela T; Ochara NM ; Twinomurinzi, H. (2017)
    E-government Implementation: A Reflection On South African Municipalities
    South African Computer Journal
    (29) 1
    pp 147-171

    Naude, F; van Biljon, J A. (2017)
    Scholarly Impact: A Bibliometric And Altmetric Study Of The Journal Of Community Informatics
    Journal of Community Informatics
    (13) 1
    pp 152-175

    Naude, F. (2017)
    Comparing Downloads, Mendeley Readership And Google Scholar Citations As Indicators Of Article Performance
    ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    (78) 4
    pp 1-25

    van Biljon, J A; Marais, M . (2017)
    Social Mapping For Communal Sensemaking: The Case Of Development Informatics Researchers In South Africa
    IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
    pp 280-291

    van Biljon, J A; Marais, M. ; Platz, M. . (2017)
    Digital Platforms For Research Collaboration: Using Design Science In Developing A South African Open Knowledge Repository
    Information Technology for Development

    Visser, M. ; van Biljon, J A; Herselman, M. . (2017)
    Evidence-based Case Selection: An Innovative Knowledge Management Method To Cluster Public Technical And Vocational Education And Training Colleges In South Africa
    South African Journal of Information Management
    (19) 1
    pp 13

    Mawela T; Ochara NM ; Twinomurinzi, H. (2017)
    Exploring Public Sector Planning For Transformational Government
    Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management
    (8) 3

    Naude, F. (2016)
    Electronic Journal Of Information Systems In Developing Countries (2000 – 2013): A Bibliometric Study
    ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    ( 72) 3
    pp 1-23

    Naude, F. (2016)
    Country Trends And Scholarly Collaboration In The Ict4d Research Community 2000-2013: A Single Journal Study
    ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    (72) 4
    pp 1-26

    ADENUOA; Kekwaletswe RM ; Coleman, A. (2015)
    Ehealth Integration And Interoperability Issues: Towards A Solution Through Enterprise Architecture
    Health Information Science and Systems - Springer
    (3) 1
    pp 1-8

    Bankole, F.O ; Bankole, F.O.. (2015)
    Ict Infrastructure And It’s Impact On National Development: A Research Direction For Africa
    European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)

    Twinomurinzi, H; Heunis, S . (2015)
    House4hack: Stimulating Technical And Practical Innovation For Social Good
    Journal of Information Technology Education: Discussion Cases
    (4) 1
    pp 1-13

    Alexander P M; Gelderblom H; de Kock, E. (2015)
    Contributions From Visitor Research To Ci And Ict4d Theory And Research Methodology
    Journal of Community Informatics
    (11) 3
    pp electronic journal

    van Biljon, J A; Traxler, J. ; van der Merwe, P. (2015)
    Curriculum Development For Mobile Digital Literacy Skills Acquisition Using A Design Science
    Journal of Community Informatics
    (11) 3
    pp online

    Twinomurinzi, H; Johnson, RD . (2015)
    Meta-synthesizing Qualitative Research In Information Systems
    Journal of Community Informatics
    (11) 3
    pp IBSS

    Iyawa, G E; Coleman, A. (2015)
    Improving Health Care Delivery In Rural Communities: A Case Study In Windhoek
    International Science and technology Journal of Namibia
    (6)
    pp 3-20

    van Biljon, J A; van der Merwe, P; van Heerden, ME; Traxler. J. . (2015)
    Curriculum Development For Mobile Digital Literacy Skills Acquisition Using A Design Science
    The Journal of Community Informatics
    (11) 3

    Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha. A.. (2015)
    Evaluating Mobile Centric Readiness Of Higher Educational Institutions: A Case Of Institutional Policies And Information Systems Students
    The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)
    pp 1-13

    Tesfaye Bayu Bati ; Helene Gelderblom ; van Biljon, J A. (2014)
    A Blended Learning Approach For Teaching Computer Programming: Design For Large Classes In Sub-saharan Africa
    Computer Science Education
    (24) 1
    pp 71-99

    Coleman, A. (2014)
    Migration From Resource Based To Knowledge Based Strategy For E-health Implementation In Developing Countries
    Journal of Communication. ISSN:0976-691X (IBSS Journal)
    (5) 1
    pp 1-7

    Coleman, A. (2014)
    Medication Adherence Of Elderly Citizens In Retirement Homes Through A Mobile Phone Adherence Monitoring Framework (mpamf) For Developing Countries: A Case In South Africa
    Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (IJPER) ISSN: 00195464.( ISI Journal)
    (48) 3
    pp 6-11

    Chimbo, B; Tekere, M . (2014)
    A Survey Of The Knowledge, Use, And Adoption Of Emerging Technologies By Academics In An Open Distance Learning Environment
    TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa
    (10) 1
    pp 67-86

    Coleman, A. (2014)
    Information And Communication Technology (ict) Framework For African Traditional Governance
    Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
    (13) 2
    pp 177-187

    Chimbo, B; Tekere, M . (2014)
    A Survey Of The Knowledge, Use, And Adoption Of Emerging Technologies By Academics In An Open Distance Learning Environment,
    TD: The Journal for Trans disciplinary Research in Southern Africa
    (10) 1
    pp 67 - 86

    Chimbo, B; Tekere, M . (2014)
    A Survey Of The Knowledge, Use, And Adoption Of Emerging Technologies By Academics In An Open Distance Learning Environment,
    TD: The Journal for Trans disciplinary Research in Southern Africa
    (10) 1
    pp 67 - 86

    van Biljon, J A; Karen Renaud; T. van Dyk. (2013)
    Accessibility Challenges Experienced By South Africa’s Older Mobile Phone Users
    Journal of Community Informatics (JOCI) Southern African Special Issue (online)
    (9) 4

    Coleman, A. (2013)
    Preservation Of Knowledge In Traditional Medical Practices Through Information Communication Technology : A Case Study In South Africa
    Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems : Revisiting the Research Paradigm
    (12) 1
    pp 52-61

    Coleman, A; Coleman, MF . (2013)
    Activity Theory Framework: A Basis For E-health Readiness Assessment In Health Institutions
    Journal of Communication
    (4) 2
    pp 95-100

    Coleman, A. (2013)
    Reducing Mortality Rate Of Traditional Male Circumcision Through The Use Of Information And Communication Technology (ict) In South Africa
    ORIENTAL ANTHROPOLOGIST
    (13) 2
    pp 273-283

    Coleman, A. (2013)
    Using A Virtual Ict Training Framework To Support Doctors In Rural Hospitals In South Africa.
    STUDIES ON ETHNO MEDICINE
    (7) 3
    pp 137- 141

    Chipangura, B; van Biljon, J A; Botha, A. (2012)
    Towards An Odl Mobile Centric Model For Inclusive Sustainable Interactions
    Progressio: South African journal for open and distance learning
    (34) 3
    pp 161-182

    Bladergroen, M ; Chigona, W ; Bytheway, A ; Cox, S . (2012)
    Educator Discourses On Ict In Education: A Critical Analysis
    International Journal of Education and Development using ICT
    (8) 2

    Van Zyl, I; De la Harpe, R . (2012)
    At-home 2.0 A Collaboration Model For Informal Learning In Home-based Healthcare
    Journal of Universal Computer Science
    (18) 3
    pp 429-453

    Bladergroen, M ; Chigona, W ; Bytheway, A ; Cox, S . (2012)
    Educator Discourses On Ict In Education: A Critical Analysis
    International Journal of Education and Development using ICT
    (8) 2
    pp 107-119

    Bladergroen, M ; Chigona, W ; Bytheway, A ; Van Zyl . (2012)
    Educator Discourses On Ict In Education: A Critical Analysis
    International Journal of Education and Development using ICT
    (8) 2
    pp 107-119

    Bladergroen, M ; Chigona, W ; I. van Zyl. (2012)
    Educator Discourses On Ict In Education: A Critical Analysis.
    International Journal of Education and Development using ICT
    (8) 2
    pp 107-119

    Twinomurinzi, H; Bon , A ; Schryver, TD ; Jordaan, D . (2012)
    Less (in Context) Is More (creativity): M- Learning As A Short Lived Traveling At The University Of Pretoria
    International Journal of Business Anthropology
    (3) 2
    pp 1-11

    I. van Zyl. (2011)
    Mutual Isolation And The Fight For Care: An Ethnography Of South African Home-based Healthcare Contexts
    Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries
    (5) 1
    pp 15-37

    Twinomurinzi, H; Holmer, M ; Alexander, P ; Lotriet, H ; ; Pieterse , H . (2011)
    Factors Affecting Career Choice: Comparison Between Students From Computer And Other Disciplines
    Journal of Science Education and Technology
    (20) 3
    pp 300-315

    van Biljon, J A; John Traxler ; van der Merwe, P. Curriculum Development For Mobile Digital Literacy Skills Acquisition Using A Design Science Approach
    Journal of Community Informatics
    (tba)

    Twinomurinzi, H; Schoefield A ; Hagen L ; Molefe-Ditsoane S ; . Towards A Shared Worldview On E-skills: A Discourse Between Government, Industry And Academia On The Ict Skills Paradox
    South African Computer Journal
    ((accepted))

    Twinomurinzi, H; Schoefield A ; Hagen L ; Molefe-Ditsoane S ; . Towards A Shared Worldview On E-skills: A Discourse Between Government, Industry And Academia On The Ict Skills Paradox
    South African Computer Journal
    ((accepted))

    PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PUBLICATION/S

    van Biljon, J A; Renaud, K. . (2017)
    Harnessing Both Information And Knowledge Visualisation To Represent A Community Of Practice: Depicting The Ict4d Researcher Community In South Africa
    African Conference on Information Communication and Technology (ACIST) 2017
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Marais, M ; van Biljon, J A. (2017)
    Social Mapping For Supporting Sensemaking And Collaboration: The Case Of Development Informatics Research In South Africa
    IST-Africa 2017
    Windhoek, Namibia

    Owoseni A ; Salami A ; Twinomurinzi, H; Mtsweni J . (2017)
    Evolving A New Community Through Tuckman Model And Whatsapp Messaging Platform
    IST Africa 2017
    Windhoek, Namibia
    978-1-905824-56-4 (IST Africa)
    pp 1-9

    Masenya TM; Matli W . (2017)
    Technopreneurship: Is It A Myth Or Reality For Youth In A Developing Country Like South Africa?
    The Second International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems (ICICIS)
    Sandton, JHB
    pp pp74-81

    Judy van Biljon; Karen Renaud . (2016)
    Validating Mobile Phone Design Guidelines. Focusing On The Elderly In A Developing Country
    SAICSIT Conference 2016
    Johannesburg

    Twinomurinzi, H; Sankar, JS. (2016)
    Executive Unease About Enterprise Mobile Apps To Remain Competitive
    The Fifteenth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business-E-Business and Digital Innovation
    Wuhan, China
    978-0-9800510-9-4
    pp 106-112

    Judy van Biljon; Melanie Platz; Adriaan Pottas; Sewisha Lehong. (2016)
    Content Category Selection Towards A Maturity Matrix For Ict4d Knowledge Sharing Platforms
    International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) - Digital emancipation in a networked society
    Cape Town
    978-0-473-35594-4

    Melanie PLATZ; Judy VAN BILJON. (2016)
    Development Of A First Version Of A Maturity Matrix For Ict4d Knowledge Repositories
    IST-Africa 2016 Conference Proceedings
    Durban, South Africa
    978-1-905824-54-0

    Horner, VZ; Gouws, PM. (2016)
    E-tutoring Support For Undergraduate Students Learning Computer Programming At The University Of South Africa
    Computer Science Education Research Conference 2016
    Cullinan, South Africa

    Mawela, T; Ochara, NM; Twinomurinzi, H. (2016)
    E-government Implementation: Lessons From South African Municipalities
    SAICSIT '16
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    9781450348058

    Owoseni, AA; Twinomurinzi, H. (2016)
    Mobile App Usage As A Dynamic Capability In Nigerian Start-ups
    IST-Africa
    Durban
    978-1-905824-54-0

    Agyepong, S; Twinomurinzi, H. (2016)
    Facilitating Financial Inclusion Using Ict: Lessons From M-pesa And E-zwich.
    ECIS 2016
    Instabul, Turkey
    ISBN 978-3834924421

    van Biljon, J A; Naude, F; Lotriet, H. (2016)
    Citation Measures For Supporting Scholarly Impact In Community Informatics Research
    13th Prato CIRN Conference, Engaging with Participation, Activism, and Technologies
    Prato, Italy
    978-0-9874652-5-2

    Platz, M ; van Biljon, J A. (2015)
    Development Of An Open Ict4d Knowledge Repository
    IST-Africa
    Lilongwe, Malawi
    TBA
    pp Online

    L. Goosen. (2015)
    Educational Technologies For An Ict4d Mooc In The 21st Century
    Proceedings of the South Africa International Conference on Educational Technologies (SAICET)
    Pretoria
    African Academic Research Forum ISBN: 978-0-620-64462-4
    pp 37 - 48

    L. Goosen. (2015)
    Assessment To Address The Challenges Of Effective Teaching And Meaningful Learning In An Ict4d Mooc
    Proceedings of the ISTE International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
    Mopani Camp in Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa
    UNISA Press. ISBN: 978-1-86888-833-7
    pp 458 - 469

    van Biljon, J A; Prof P Alexander . (2014)
    Information And Communication Technology For Development (ict4d) Research: The Quest For A Shared Conceptual Framework Continues
    IDIA2014
    Port Elizabeth
    ISBN: TBA
    pp TBA

    I. van Zyl; Vannini, S . (2013)
    Participatory Re-action: Reflecting On A Design-based Research Approach In Ict4d
    7th International Development Informatics Conference
    Bangkok, Thailand
    ISBN:

    Twinomurinzi, H; Phahlamohlaka, J ; Byrne, E . (2009)
    Towards A Critical-interpretive Analysis Framework For Ict4d In Government
    Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP)
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    pp 1-16

    Botha, A; Herselman, M. How Lessons Learnt Informed The Development Of An Implementation Framework In An Ict4d Initiative
    978-1-905824-50-2


    THESIS/DISSERTATION PUBLICATION/S

    Horner, VZ. (2014)
    Development And Piloting Of An E-health Decision Support System For Improving Compliance Of Primary Health Care Staff To The Maternity Care Guidelines And Protocols
    PhD Community Health, Medunsa Medical School