The LINK Centre at the Faulty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is the premier public interest research and teaching centre on ICT policy and regulation in Southern Africa, and has been in operation since 1999. It has conducted research on ICT policy, regulation and infrastructure; on e-development, e-governance, broadband policy; universal access and service, regulating for consumer protection; fair access to Internet; the performance of the ICT sector; household and SME ICT access and usage (see http://link.wits.ac.za for more detail). It offers a Master of Arts in ICT Policy and Regulation, a Certificate in Telecomms Policy, Regulation and Management, and a Certificate in CIO Practice. LINK is associated with a local and international network of high calibre academics with many years of experience.
Luci Abrahams is Director of the LINK Centre and publishes on e-development, e-governance, innovation systems, and ICT policy and regulation. She has written ICT policy for provincial and local government in South Africa and contributed to policy formulation at national level. She is currently preparing a research report for the regulator, ICASA. She has worked as an academic and as a senior manager in government over an extended period. She has a deep understanding of policy-making in a variety of contexts and has served in senior positions in the public sector over the last sixteen years, including serving on the Boards of the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the National Research Foundation, the Council on Higher Education, and as Council Member on the National Advisory Council on Innovation. She currently serves as a Councillor on the Financial and Fiscal Commission.