Recently, the Centre has started a large, long-term multidisciplinary effort focused on the introduction of ICT in a deep rural area in the Mbashe area, on the Wild Coast in Transkei, in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare. There, technological solutions developed by both Universities are tested in the field, in rather harsh conditions. This research effort, connected closely to the other research pursuits in the department, situates itself in the growing area of ICT for Development. The field work is being structured as a living lab (Siyakhula Living Lab), a vehicle which permits the use of a new research methodology, whereby the services needed by a community are co-created with the community.
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