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ISOC-ZA supports Wikimedia SA

6 September, 2017 (15:55) | Community, Partners | By: Alan

ISOC-ZA salutes Wikimedia South Africa http://www.wikimedia.org.za/ on some great successes in adding South African languages to Wikipedia. We recommend board member Ian Gilfillan’s blog post which highlights the main contributors. ISOC-ZA supports any member wishing to apply for a grant to assist to sustain and grow this activity.

Analytics and affiliates

29 August, 2017 (09:36) | Community, Partners | By: Alan

We recently met ISOC Libya at the ICANN #59 and agreed to make an informal partnership as we did when meeting ISOC China some few years back. These local ISOC organisations are not yet affiliated with ISOC global yet have similar thinking to all of Internet Society. Our Italian contemporary recently referred to the term […]

ION Durban – 7 September 2017 – iWeek #16

15 August, 2017 (12:06) | Community, Education, Events | By: Alan

ION Durban will take place on Thursday, 7 September 2017, alongside the South African iWeek. iWeek includes events with the ISP Association (ISPA), the South African Network Operators’ Group (SAFNOG), and the South African Domain Name Authority (ZADNA). We’ll have a full-day program so we can cover topics including IPv6, DNSSEC, Securing BGP, and TLS […]

25th Birthday Party at The Odyssey!

25 July, 2017 (09:46) | Community, Events, Membership, Outreach | By: Alan

The Internet Society’s 25th anniversary is a time to celebrate our global community and our collective actions to preserve the open Internet and defend its underlying principles. To commemorate this milestone, we are meeting to party and review many activities and to look ahead to the future. #thenext25 Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017 Venue: Odyssey, […]

ISOC-ZA welcomes ICANN meeting to Joburg, June 26-29 2017!

12 June, 2017 (14:02) | Community, Education, Events, Membership, Partners, Policy | By: Alan

If any members are interested to learn how the Internet is governed (i.e. not by ‘governments’ like the old telephone system was in the ITU) then those of us in Joburg have a fortunate once in a lifetime (free) opportunity to attend the 59th global ICANN meeting. ICANN meetings are held three times each year […]

#bringbacktheinternet in Cameroon!

29 January, 2017 (11:04) | Community | By: Alan

We support the principle that Internet access is a basic human right. In solidarity with our ISOC Cameroon brothers and sisters, we call on the government to reinstate access in two regions. http://www.internetsociety.cm/

UN resolution – Broadband access is a human right

29 July, 2016 (09:39) | Community, Membership, Policy | By: Alan

The Human Rights Council, guided by the Charter of the United Nations, reaffirms the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and relevant international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Noting that the […]

iWeek 2016

17 May, 2016 (15:48) | Community, Events, Partners | By: Alan

iWeek – South Africa’s leading annual Internet industry conference – celebrates its 15th Year of existence at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa from 19 – 23 September 2016. This is such an auspicious occasion as co-hosts ISPA and INX-ZA look back on the enormous changes that have taken place in the industry since that […]

iWeek – from 7-11 September, at the Spier Hotel in Cape Town

14 July, 2015 (13:02) | Community, Education, Events | By: Alan

Each year, ISOC-ZA partners with ISPA and most of South Africa’s Internet organisations for the annual week long get together at iWeek. If you have an interest in Internet technology, governance or just for an opportunity to discuss how the Internet develops in South Africa, you should attend iWeek. Sessions on this year’s program which […]

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 […]