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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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Setting proxy authentication details on ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04
06/19/2013 - 15:47

I hope everybody has realized that the latest versions of Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04 do not provided user authentication platform when configuring proxy settings. I experienced the same problem but after going through forums from the internet i got the following method:1. The proxy settings that a user enters are sent to apt.conf file under the /etc/apt folder and its contents is shown below

ngwenya
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Research idea
12/18/2012 - 16:50

For each research --- there is time to study, gather data, put down key research points... discuss with supervisors .. then pass on the output to other examiners... It is the time to pass the research on.. 

nobert
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Research idea
12/18/2012 - 16:50

For each research --- there is time to study, gather data, put down key research points... discuss with supervisors .. then pass on the output to other examiners... It is the time to pass the research on.. 

nobert
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Mobile Phones in Africa
12/05/2012 - 18:56

With all the predictions that South Africa's (third-world/developing countries) mobile phone usage trends improving due to the introduction of cheaper smartphone models that cost less than R 1,000.00. It's easy to forget how the majority of the worlds mobile users still make calls and access data via feature phones. Below we have a graph (http://goo.gl/6sOTF) showing  the global smartphone penetration rate (by OS) is at  27% {2011}. 

thoba
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Roadmap planning tool
11/07/2012 - 19:27

ICT services, Devices & Infrastructure--- all three in 1 ---

nobert
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Roadmap planning tool
11/07/2012 - 19:27

ICT services, Devices & Infrastructure--- all three in 1 ---

nobert
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IT
10/24/2012 - 03:08

In a network infrastructure with no redundancy links, poor air conditioning, wireless network stemming from the very same wired network succeptible to high percentage packet loss rate , dilapidating network perfomance and efficiency.... why would you replace 350 desktop computers with 350 laptops for public use????In an environment where Global warming is a great threat to human existance, we still have the audicity to deploy a wireless link to connect to the internet....

sizwe
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ICT roadmap
09/26/2012 - 10:21

This roadmap planning tool... should cover all the ICT services, devices, & infrastructure expected in rural areas

nobert
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ICT - Key for development
09/19/2012 - 22:03

ICT – Driver for the Harmonization of National Development Policies. Few African nations have achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The attenuation is corruption and fraud.

nobert
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The future - of ICTs
09/19/2012 - 22:03

Farmers from Nigeria to get free mobile phones next year. Seems like Nigeria Govt is taking a page from India

nobert
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SA's Digital Secrets
09/11/2012 - 17:28

The digital divide is a drag on the economy, and it exacerbates the gap betwee

thoba
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Mobile antivirus Packages/Softwares the solution?
06/29/2012 - 12:34

Can we say currently developed Mobile Antivirus software applications are the future answer to mobile security threats and malwares?how effective may these tools be in providing a a secure M-Commerce transacting environment?

anesu
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Choice of Mobile Gateway
06/26/2012 - 15:45

When we talk about mobile banking technologies, it can either be on server side or client side. Client-side applications are applications that reside on the consumers SIM card or on their actual mobile phone device. Client-side technologies include J2ME and S@T.

anesu
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