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This is a web portal for the research undertaken within the Telkom Centre of Excellence in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Fort Hare.

eServices platform for rural marginalized communities

This is the over-arching project of the Telkom Centre of Excellence for the 2010 to 2012 cycle. This is a built-up on the following previous two THRIP cycles :

  • 2007 - 2009 (Multi-function communication platform) : This project was a logical built-up of the eCommerce platform project. The aim of the this project was to extend the offering of eServices in Dwesa to include other relevant services. This therefore saw the development of eJudiciary and eGoverment services. At the same time the eCommerce portal was augmented with further functionality to increase its effectiveness (i.t.o. marketing and customer loyalty) and efficiency. The other component of the project focused on the supporting distributed network (WiMAX backbone with VSAT connection to the Internet), to provide mechanisms to ensure network reliability, to apportion network usage costs in a context-sensitive manner, and extend the reach of the network to the individuals (through wireless hotspots).

Latest blogs

The blogs of the various researchers providing an update on the current progress on their research.

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SLL network expansion
06/23/2011 - 19:20

last week we had a trip to dwesa to do a physical test on wimax connectivity to the new/additional schools that SLL proposes to provide with internet connectivity. A new wimax cpe was configured/registered to the base station(at Ngwane) so it may recognise it and then we went to each school and tried to find a best line of sight(with base station) position and we position the cpe to face BS and we look at the indicator to see if there is any detection. If there is how strong it is etc.....

nombulelo
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Best services
05/10/2011 - 17:03

what are the best services to offer in rural communities

nobert
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Problem with Asteriks
03/13/2011 - 23:07

 I am struggling to install asterisk. I have been trying to reach this in excess of the weekend but I haven’t.

akhona
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Web service and client progress report
03/11/2011 - 20:08

This month is about developing a basic web service and client, the client will send a print request with a file attached for printing and the web service will communicate with the printer to print the attached document. To achieve this goal I decided to start by making a simple JAX-WS (Java API for XML Web Servies) web service that receives text from the client and prints that text on paper.

wandile
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Research Rumble 2011
03/04/2011 - 23:16

Just  attended a productive and useful research  rumble,that helped  lots of people including me on tremendous content like maintaining time,structuring a thesis,how to write a proposal and  how to integrate different research methods. Now i  fully understand why is it necessary for me to publish my work.

makaziwe
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Are technological changes having an impact on ICT4Ds
03/02/2011 - 15:53

Future Technological projections Vs ICT4D current status

nobert
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Research Rumble
02/28/2011 - 15:16

The research rumble 2011, was a new and useful experience or me. It addressed topics that I found interesting, such as time management, identifying your most productive time of the day, staying away from destruction, how to  write a proposal, what content is important and produces a good proposal and the fact that all these came from academics who have made use of the tips and proved them useful as well. Also I have learned tips on how to conduct research, how to select sources and which are the type of sources to look out for.

nombulelo
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Problems with freeradius-2.1.9.tar.gz
08/25/2010 - 23:15

I have been struggling trying to  fix a persistent problem of freeradius-2.1.9.tar.gz version. I installed the application successfully in the following manner:1. Extract the free radius tar ball in the directory /usr/local2. change to the resultant directorycd freeradius-2.1.93. run the commond ./configure4. run make5. rum sudo make install6. run ldconfigOfcourse there are some other steps that need to be explained but this is not the aim of this blog.When you start radius in debug mode you would use the command

ngwenya
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Local Knowledge
08/11/2010 - 16:32

Recently I've been working hard in developing a proper interface for collecting the  local knowledge from the Dwesa community. In addition to that I'm also very busy with my chapter two and three. At the present moment I ddnt experience problems I couldn't solve hence I ddn't ask for a lot of help and I'm happy with the way thing are going at the moment.

hlungulu
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Experimenting with future-proof architectures for ICTD service provisioning
08/05/2010 - 12:42

This is the tentative title of the project, which is investigating services architectures that leverage current and future trends in computing. The project seeks to explore the possible benefits and the impact of key computing trends that are currently underway - for example: cloud computing, social networking applications, semantic web, mobile computing, telephony applications, etc.

The focus of the research is yet to be well-defined and finalized.

nobert
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Migrating Nonconventionalplans billing architecture to hotcakes
07/21/2010 - 11:09

At times developers may want to use cake applications is several projects. At times some of these applications may be very useful (e.g .non conventionalplans architecture application) but difficult to use as they might conflict each other due to naming conversion and data sources. Plugins are mini applications that reside in a main application. They contain their own models, controllers and views to make it possible to reuse them.

ngwenya
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Where do i put files for tftp?
07/19/2010 - 20:02

I tried to usse the general tftp i failed to get the file so it means i should move the files somewhre.Where then?

shumba
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netbooting giving some errors
07/09/2010 - 16:28

any other way of configuring it?
 

shumba
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