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The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC) is an academic journal published by the LINK Centre, School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM), Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), AJIC is an interdisciplinary, open access journal concerned with Africa’s participation in the information society and digital network economy. The journal, which does not impose author processing charges, was published as the The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC) from 2000 to 2008, before becoming The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC) in 2009.

Corresponding Editor: Lucienne Abrahams. Submissions:

ISSN: 2077-7213 (online version)

ISSN: 2077-7205 (print version)


Collections in this community

AJIC Issue 10, 2009/2010

Thematic Issue: Scholarly Communication and Opening Access to Knowledge

AJIC Issue 11, 2010/2011

Non-thematic issue

AJIC Issue 12, 2012

Thematic Issue: Perspective on a Decade of e-Government in Africa

AJIC Issue 13, 2013

Thematic Issue: Leadership in the Electronic Age: A Broad Inter-Disciplinary Practice

AJIC Issue 14, 2015

Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation and Regulatory Performance in the Electronic Communications Sector

AJIC Issue 15, 2015

Thematic Issue: Informatics and ICT for Development

AJIC Issue 16, 2015

Thematic Issue: African Intersections between Intellectual Property Rights and Knowledge Access

AJIC Issue 17, 2016

Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation, Regulatory Performance and Universal Access in the Electronic Communications Sector

AJIC Issue 18, 2016

Thematic Issue: Informatics and Digital Transformations

AJIC Issue 19, 2016

Thematic Issue: Knowledge Governance for Development

AJIC Issue 20, 2017

With Focus Section on Cybersecurity

AJIC Issue 21, 2018

Non-thematic issue

AJIC Issue 22, 2018

Non-thematic issue

AJIC Issue 23, 2019

Articles on data protection, cybersecurity resilience, a proposed “agricultural data commons”, intellectual property approaches to traditional knowledge, legal treatment of ISPs, and discursive constructions.

AJIC Issue 24, 2019

Articles on social media maturity, teachers’ ICT adoption, microenterprises’ ICT use, insurtech, malware detection, and information security incident management.

AJIC Issue 25, 2020

Articles on digital terrorism, SMS fraud, machine learning, mHealth, natural language processing, and international telecommunications law and policy.

AJIC Issue 26, 2020

Thematic Issue: Collaborative Innovation in African Settings