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Tatenda Chatikobo

Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, Co-ordinator
046 603 8921

BSocSci Information Systems and Organisational Psychology (Rhodes), PDMM (Rhodes), MA (Rhodes)


Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership
Prince Alfred Street
Great Hall
Rhodes University


PDMM: Digital and Social Media
JMS3 Radical Discourses online
Community Engagement
Siyakhula Living Lab
Coding and robotics club in local schools in Makhanda

Research areas

Critical Data Studies
Mobile communication
Digital inequalities

Research projects

2021-2022 SSRC Next Generation of Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Research Fello
Research publications
Chatikobo, T., & Dalvit, L. (2021). Reflections on coloniality of power through digital technologies in a Global South context. Digital Divide Working Group (DID), IAMCR Online 2021, United States International University, 11-15 July 2021.

Buthelezi, M., Chatikobo, T., & Dalvit, L. (2021). United in diversity? Digital differences and inequalities within a South African rural community. Information, Communication & Society, 24(3), 455-469.

Chatikobo, T., & Dalvit, L. (2019). Services, Schools and Skills: Mobile Media and local development in a South African rural area. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development, Rome, 22-24 May 2019. ISBN 978-981-13-9651-9

Chatikobo, T., Ciaghi, A., Dalvit, L., Indrajith, D., Miya, M., Molini, P. B., & Villafiorita, A. (2016). Hacking for Southern Africa: Collaborative development of hyperlocal services for marginalised communities. In IST-Africa Week Conference, 2016 (pp. 1-9). IEEE. Available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7530656/ 

Ciaghi, A., Chatikobo, T., & Dalvit, L. (2016). Training and development of mobile apps for a rural area in South Africa: international and multi-disciplinary collaborations. 9th International Conference on Education Research and Innovation. 14 – 16 November 2016, Seville (Spain). Available at: https://library.iated.org/view/CIAGHI2016TRA 

Chatikobo, T., Cristoferi, M., Dalvit, L., Miya, M. & Buthelezi, M. (2016). Mobile phones and effective resource management in developing communities: the case of Dwesa. Poster presented at the 5th Mobile for Development conference. 21 – 22 October 2016, Maputo (Mozambique). Available at: http://kau.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1056790&dswid=-4821