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The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC) is an academic journal that was published from 2000 to 2008 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), it is the precursor to today's The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC). As with AJIC, SAJIC is an interdisciplinary, open access journal concerned with Africa’s participation in the information society and digital network economy.

ISSN: 2077-5040 (online version)

ISSN: 1607-2235 (print version)


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SAJIC Issue 1, 2000

Articles on surveillance law and privacy rights, telecommunications policy and regulation, telecentres, African women in cyberspace, and communications in local government development initiatives

SAJIC Issue 2, 2001

Articles on e-commerce in Africa, policies of surveillance, institutional arrangements for communications policy and regulation, universal access, and the Next Generation Network.

SAJIC Issue 3, 2002

Articles on building network knowledge economies, B2B e-commerce, telecommunications reform and poverty alleviation, evolution of telecommunications policy reforms, technical and policy advances in rural telecommunications, the international ICT and development discourse, convergence regulation

SAJIC Issue 4, 2003

Articles on spectrum commons, Internet governance, e-services and the VANS sector, rural connectivity, technological learning in African telecoms firms, assessing capabilities for e-government

SAJIC Issue 5, 2004

Articles on ICT for development, universal access, ICT rankings of African countries, media policy and convergence, ICT regulation in Kenya

SAJIC Issue 6, 2005

Articles on universal access, broadband deployment, regulatory challenges of convergence, educational informatics

SAJIC Issue 7, 2006

Thematic Issue: Intellectual Property Rights and Creating an African Digital Information Commons

SAJIC Issue 8, 2007

Thematic Issue: Broadband Development in South Africa and Belgium

SAJIC Issue 9, 2008

Articles on infrastructure industry reforms, mobile access and usage, media discourse analysis of MXit, computer networks in higher education, African regulatory authority benchmarking