eKhaya ICT Concentrates on Core Operations
Well regular readers of this column are wondering what has happened: Where are all the blog posts gone?
Don't despair! The period since the beginning of the year has been a very exciting one. eKhaya ICT has shifted business operations towards it's core business - the rural African software challenge. This has been done in several ways:
- I am doing my Masters in Computer Science at the University of Fort Hare - eating the same stuff I dish up to the students there! It is really great to be at an Institute specialising in "Developmental ECommerce". See my blog there: http://cs.ufh.ac.za/ron/
- Work is now intensifying on the SELF project at Zwelenqaba. The project is very tangible. The community and schools are very excited at the prospect of soon having their own computer lab.
- Connections with Rhodes University are being strengthened - I am starting there as a Research Coordinator 2 days a week. It is going to be very good for eKhaya ICT to have me on the inside of the University - we'll hopefully be able to attract some good graduates, not to mention the cooperation possibilities! I'll be doing my best to coordinate activities there, open new doors to European cooperation and relieve the new Head of the Centre of Excellence (Prof. Alfredo Terzoli) of a lot of his strain. A mutually beneficial arrangement.
We are very excited about the changes and looking forward to the slightly more focused work!
March 29th 2008 10:25