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Title: Diffusing the Ubuntu philosophy into e-government: a South African perspective
Authors: Twinomurinzi, H
Phahlamohlaka, J
Byrne, E
Keywords: Ubuntu
Grounded theory analysis
Ubuntu philosophy
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Twinomurinzi, H, Phahlamohlaka, J and Burne, E. Diffusing the Ubuntu philosophy into e-government: a South African perspective. E-Government, E-Services and Global Processes: Joint IFIP TC 8 and TC 6 International Conferences, EGES 2010 and GISP 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 2010, pp 94-107
Series/Report no.: Workflow;5768
Abstract: This chapter reviews the context of the South African government and its conspicuous inclination to the way of life, Ubuntu. Ubuntu is growing in popularity and is increasingly being applied as an African solution to African problems such as poverty, political strife and trade. Using Grounded Theory analysis, the findings revealed the critical importance of ICT not threatening tradition but rather complementing it, the role ICT could play in enabling or enhancing community assemblies, and the marginalized role of women citing how ICT might be used as a means to empower rather than marginalize women even further. The authors conclude that e-government needs to be conceptualized in South Africa for a more culturally acceptable and relevant approach to the use of ICT innovations for development.
Description: Copyright: 2010 Springer. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY.
URI: https://springerlink3.metapress.com/content/h62715752712x711/resource-secured/?target=fulltext.pdf&sid=holtvhfnufaegdjyxoqghx2w&sh=www.springerlink.com
ISBN: 3-642-15345-3
ISSN: 1868-4238
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