UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Southern Africa is currently characterised by far-reaching political changes, while technological advances are being made. The introduction of cellular telephony and Internet connections in South Africa are heralding the information highway, while the country also has a need for 500 new schools per year, some of which have little hope of even the most rudimentary tools (such as textbooks), let alone computer equipment. As there is little convergence currently between the possible available technologies and their socially responsible use, the IPG might be able to contribute, both by fostering contacts among interested parties in Southern Africa (and the outside world), and by discussing such needs, hopes, and policies. The group views itself as a pool of resource people who offer their advice to the new government(s) as well as elsewhere.
As a loose grouping, the IPG currently exists on an e-mail mailing list, and has an operational gopher site that keeps its archives.
To join the mailing list, send e-mail to: email@example.com, giving the word 'subscribe' as the subject line. The contents of your message will be ignored.
To browse our gopher entries, make a gopher connection to gopher.proxima.alt.za (port 70), or telnet to that same address and log in as 'gopher'. No password is required.
Newsgroups: bit.listserv.devel-l Message-ID: <199409211431.HAA08434@igc.apc.org> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 1994 07:31:26 -0700 From: Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Subject: S. Africa: Info Policy Group
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