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With our colleagues and partners we have published a number of papers that provides a good overview of our thinking and achievements (as well as mistakes and failures!). Please click on the appropriate link below to download these papers. Files are mostly .zip formats of MS Word documents.

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If you experience difficulties retrieving this publications, please do not hesitate to contact us at +27 12 841 2970 or jvrensbu@csir.co.za.

ICTs for Development Papers

Multi-Purpose Centres as Integrated Service Delivery Platforms:  What is needed to make them more sustainable and developmentally effective?

Sep 2003

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An environment for e-commerce and ICT enabled logistics services in rural areas of transition countries: the case of South Africa.

Aug 2005


Infopreneur & Living Lab Related Papers

“From Technologists to Business Developers” - the Evolution of ICT4Dev Practitioners in South(ern) Africa.

May 2006

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“Marrying the ‘System of Innovation’ and micro enterprises in real world rural SADC”:  An overview of collaborative SMME incubation in the Rural Living Lab of Sekhukhune.

May 2007

93 KB


From Technologists to Social Enterprise Developers:  Our Journey as ‘ICT for development’ practitioners in Southern Africa.

Published in:  “Information Technology for Development”, Volume 14 Issue 1

Winter 2008

  © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

1,2 MB


Infopreneurs® in service of rural enterprise and economic development:
Addressing the critical challenges of scalability and sustainability
in support of service extension in developing (rural) economies

Oct 2010

1,4 MB


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