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An-Najah National University (State of Palestine)
ICT Research Institute (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Carnegie Mellon University Africa (Rwanda)
MIT World Peace University (India)
American Tower Corporation (United States)
Omnispace, LLC (United States)
Iranian Net Communication & Electronic Services Co. (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Institute of Acoustics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Arab States Research and Education Network - ASREN (International)
Anglia Ruskin University (United Kingdom)
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (India)
World Economic Forum LLC (United States)
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (Egypt)
Monenco Iran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (Bahamas)
International Sailing Schools Association (International)
CISD, SOAS University of London (United Kingdom)
Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (Norway)
Universidad de las Américas (Ecuador)
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russian Federation)
University of Nigeria (Nigeria)
SUNY Korea (Korea (Rep. of))
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University (Russian Federation)
Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Consortium of Cloud Computing Research (Korea (Rep. of))
University of the Philippines (Philippines)
Soonchunhyang University (Korea (Rep. of))
Guilab (Guinea)
Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Science (China)
Multimedia University (Malaysia)
Daffodil International University (Bangladesh)
Le Consortium du Service Universel (Senegal)
Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (LABEL (Brazil)
Ajman University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Royal Holloway, University of London (United Kingdom)
Grenoble Ecole de Management (France)
VEON Ltd. (Netherlands)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea (Rep. of))
National Law University Delhi (India)
Universitaria Agustiniana (Colombia)
Hubei University (China)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)



LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand

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 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.

CategoryEducation & Research
Based inSouth Africa (Republic of)
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Ms. Lucienne Abrahams

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.