GENERAL ENQUIRIES: Tel: + 27 12 841 2911 | Email:

Show simple item record Phahlamohlaka, Jackie Kepaletwe, D Ndala, V Phahlamohlaka, L 2017-05-17T07:30:25Z 2017-05-17T07:30:25Z 2016-08
dc.identifier.citation Phahlamohlaka, J., Kepaletwe, D., Ndala, V. and Phahlamohlaka, L. 2016. Enabling socio-economic activities: Opening global markets for the marginalized through secure ICT use. In: Kreps D., Fletcher G., Griffiths M. (eds) Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion. HCC 2016. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 474: 150-165. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44805-3_13 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-44805-3
dc.identifier.issn 1868-422X
dc.identifier.uri DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44805-3_13
dc.description Copyright: Springer International Publishing: New York, USA. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper identifies and describes five economic activities through which ICT could effectively be used to open global markets for rural and marginalized communities. The activities are identified in contexts where there are no industries, there is limited or no access to markets, no access to capital, effectively leveraging and optimizing what already exists in communities. The paper borrows from the smart community centre model of Siyabuswa Educational Improvement and Development Trust (SEIDET) in South Africa and the Botswana Virtual Marketplace Trading Portal to illustrate and to argue that ICT could give marginalized individuals in rural villages in Africa, access to global markets and the technical means for packaging, marketing and selling their own products and thereby creating jobs and alleviating poverty. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;18063
dc.subject Information communication technologies en_US
dc.subject ICTs en_US
dc.subject Rural communities en_US
dc.subject Virtual marketplace trading portals en_US
dc.subject Community central models en_US
dc.title Enabling socio-economic activities: Opening global markets for the marginalized through secure ICT use en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ResearchSpace

Advanced Search


My Account