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State of the Internet in SA

30 August, 2013 (11:36) | Community | By: Alan

Akamai publish quarterly reports and data visualisations of the state of the Internet. ISOC-ZA is proud that South Africa uses almost 7m IP addresses, and acknowledges the challenges that we confront with lower penetration rates than many other African countries with much smaller utilisation of address space. We note that we are of similar levels of usage to a much bigger internet population such as Australia (@ almost 8m IP addresses) and look forward to greater adoption of IPv6.

Call for comment: net.za, org.za & web.za charters

14 August, 2013 (11:27) | Policy | By: Alan

ZADNA invited its members, the local Internet industry & South Africa public to provide comments to the proposed Charters of NET.ZA, ORG.ZA and WEB.ZA. See their Background to NET-ZA ORG-ZA WEB-ZA charters, Call for comment NET-ZA ORG-ZA WEB-ZA Aug-2013, NET.ZA Charter for public comment, ORG.ZA Charter for public comment and WEB.ZA Charter for public comment.

The ISOC-ZA response can be downloaded by clicking here

Please join the ISOC-ZA policy discussion list here, and submit your comments and join the discussions.

Internet Society Chapter Workshop: Africa

3 July, 2013 (12:10) | Community, Events, Policy | By: Alan

In two weeks time (14-18 July 2013) the global Internet governance organisation ICANN will be meeting for the second time in South Africa, at the Durban conference centre. Everyone is welcome and anyone interested in global policy making must attend (only thing needed is your brain, bring that and get free coffee and beer and lunches); more info on their site http://durban47.icann.org/ .

ISOC-ZA is participating in the related workshop for all ISOC chapters in Africa, next Thursday 11 July. Please add any comments on our FB group http://facebook.com/ISOCza.

Comments and feedback and discussion – interact on FB

24 May, 2013 (09:28) | Community, Outreach | By: Alan

We’ve closed registrations for comments on this blog due to WP spam. Please join/like, raise your questions and post your comments on our Facebook group or Google+ page.

iWeek 2013 – new opportunities in the digital age

19 April, 2013 (13:08) | Uncategorized | By: alan

iWeek 2013 logoTo be held near Joburg at the Thaba Ya Batswana Eco Hotel from 9-12 September. The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) and ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), ZA Central Registry (ZACR), Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) and ISOC-ZA are hosting the 12th iWeek conference.

This year’s event will be focusing on bringing some of the globe’s most important thinkers to South Africa to act as a catalyst for lively discussion and new ideas.

Register now on the website http://www.iweek.org.za/

IPv6 training in Cape Town

17 April, 2013 (12:26) | Community, Education, Events | By: alan

Following from the success of last years AfriNIC training we’re hosting “how to plan and implement IPv6 networks as well as manage Internet resources” delivered by AfriNIC on May 3 – May 6 at 125 Buitengracht St., Cape Town.

Register directly with AfriNIC here

iWeek 2012 – in Cape Town

14 August, 2012 (15:13) | Events, Partners, Press Release | By: alan

iWeek 2012 logoIn Cape Town from 10-14 September at the Crystal Towers Hotel, the Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) and ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), ZA Central Registry (ZACR), Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) and ISOC-ZA are hosting the 11th iWeek conference.

The programme includes aspects of global and local developments in the domain name space; workshops on “Internet Freedom in South Africa” and “Next Generation Internet”; as well as sessions on cyber security. In SpamJam VII, Advocate Annamart Nieman defend ISPA’s Hall of Shame. Other highlights include presentations on VOIP peering, wireless communities and licence-exempt bands and best practices in wireless installation. The as well as the annual general meetings of WAPA and ISPA. The conference will wrap up with “Cape Pouring Point”, a social event in the winelands. Speakers include Bill Manning, Max Kaizen, Alan Levin, Andrew Mack, Ant Brooks, Dumisa Melane, Duncan Martin and dozens of others.

Register now on the website http://www.iweek.org.za/

2012 African Peering and Interconnection Forum in Sandton

28 June, 2012 (00:32) | Community, Education, Events | By: alan

The Internet Soiety presents AfPIF 2012 from 22 – 24 August 2012, register here.
The African Peering and Interconnection Forum addresses the key interconnection, peering, and traffic exchange opportunities and challenges on the continent and provides participants with global and regional insights for maximising opportunities that will help grow Internet infrastructure and services in Africa.

  • Internet Service Providers
  • Internet Exchange Point (IXP) operators and participants
  • Policymakers and Regulators
  • African and International Content Providers
  • University and Government Internet Infrastructure Managers
  • . . . and more!

    Read here…

    IPv6 Workshop – Cape Town

    15 June, 2012 (09:34) | Community, Education, Events, Outreach | By: alan

    Finally we’re hosting the IPv6 AfriNIC training in Cape Town on 18 – 21 June 2012. Limited space sold out 30 spots in 2 days.

    IPv6 Training by AfriNIC hosted in Cape Town by ISOC-ZA

    We expect that at the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Create an IPv6 address plan and request such from AfriNIC Ltd
    • Configure and verify intra-domain and inter-domain routing for IPv6
    • Plan and deploy IPv6 in access networks anticipating the common issues

    which should enable Cape Town to ramp onto the next generation of IP.

    Kind thanks to AfriNIC for providing the trainers and materials and for a great deal of effort in the planning.

    South African Internet Users

    24 October, 2011 (13:22) | Community, Membership, Outreach | By: alan

    Recent infographic by Mybroadband shows some improvement, we believe that now is the time that we will start to see major changes in the South African telecoms environment.

    distribution of Internet users in SA

    credit: MyBroadband