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APC urges International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to limit use of toxic chemicals in electronics production
APC urges International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to limit use of toxic chemicals in electronics production 24 April 2008 Natalie Brown

APC is supporting environmentalists’ calls to the South African National Committee of the IEC to vote against Clause 7 of IEC Standard 62368. Clause 7 requires that large amounts of fire retardant chemicals be used in electronics production, despite the lack of reliable fire data showing a need for such chemicals. If passed, this clause will make it even more difficult and dangerous to recycle electronic waste, or e-waste, and may pose serious health risks to consumers.

APC statement - ICASA hearings on draft essential facilities regulations
APC statement - ICASA hearings on draft essential facilities regulations 07 March 2008

The APC stated its whole-hearted support of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for the drafting of regulations prescribing a list of essential facilities for electronic communications which will create conditions of open access on a non-discriminatory basis to undersea-based submarine cables. APC also called on ICASA to take immediate action to counter anti-competitive behaviour of Telkom, the dominant fixed line operator. Read the full statement.

Community Education Computer Society (CECS)
Community Education Computer Society (CECS) 04 March 2008

CECS is the oldest computer training non-governmental organisation in South Africa, established in April 1985 for the technological empowerment of the historically disadvantaged. CECS establishes and maintains non-profit computer training facilities to service community information and communications technology (ICT) developmental needs, by building computer skills and capacity, especially amon...

APC content planning workshop
APC content planning workshop 04 March 2008

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APC board and staff meeting 2008
APC board and staff meeting 2008 25 January 2008

Day by Day Schedule 31 Jan or morning of 1 Feb: Arrive Johannesburg if only attending staff meeting 1 Feb: Depart to Ithala Executive Board and Staff meetings Feb 2nd to 4th 2 Feb: EB meeting with parallel Programme meetings 3 Feb: First session of APC action planning 2008-12 with staff and board 4 Feb: APC action planning 2008-12 with staff and board (EB and staff work together until 2pm, EB a...

Staff meeting 2008 - Pre meetings
Staff meeting 2008 - Pre meetings 23 January 2008

Previous to the staff meeting severel other meetings are organised for teams and partners to work together face to face. Day by day schedule 29 Jan to 31 Jan: Information content planning meeting (Adolfo) 29 Jan: Arrive Joburg if participating in WNSP feminist tech camp meeting 29-30 Jan: CICEWA planning meeting (willie) 30-31 Jan: WNSP Feminist Tech Camp meeting (jenny) 30 Jan: Arrive Joburg i...

Women'sNet
Women'sNet 06 November 2007

Women’sNet works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It provides training and promotes content that supports women, girls, and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use. Recognising that ICTs are a gendered tool, Women’sNet seeks to address gen...

New policy issue paper: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa
New policy issue paper: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa 05 October 2006 Mike Jensen

This paper was commissioned by the APC as part of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa initiative and to contribute to APC’s efforts to promote open access to ICT infrastructure in Africa. According to the author, Mike Jensen, a variety of factors is responsible for the lack of acess to bandwith in Africa, but the biggest cause is the high cost of international connections to the globa...

New policy issue paper: The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment
New policy issue paper: The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment 05 October 2006 Kate Wild

This paper, by Kate Wild, was commissioned by the APC as part of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) initiative. It looks at the meaning and importance of convergence and considers some of the challenges to implementing it, along with strategies for overcoming them. It also provides a global perspective on regulating convergence and broadband from ITU and then looks at experiences i...

GRACE project: State of the research
GRACE project: State of the research 06 June 2006 Ineke Buskens

GRACE is a group of 14 research teams working in 12 African countries focusing on Gender Research in Africa into ICT’s for Empowerment, supported by a research grant from the International Development Research Centre of Canada. This research project was completed in be completed in 2008. Read the full update.

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