Building Smart Communities in Developing Countries | Jackie Phahlamohlaka, Founder SEIDET


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Commissioned by Siyabuswa Educational Improvement and Development Trust (SEIDET), South African researchers came together to develop a handbook that provides practical approaches to building smart communities for underdeveloped and information-deprived communities in developing countries.

About Jackie Phahlamohlaka

  • Founder Member of the Siyabuswa Educational Improvement and Development Trust (SEIDET).
  • Through SEIDET, he played a remarkable role in contributing to the building of an Information Society in South Africa.
  • The work he has done is documented in a book titled Community Driven Projects: “A Case study of science education and Information Technology in South Africa”.
  • Chairman of the Board of the KwaNdebele Computer Education Centre VUKUZENZELE Community Organization.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Education, Science, and Technology. Dr. JS Moroka Local Municipality, March 2011.
  • Chairperson and member of the South African National Committee for the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
  • A South African National Representative in IFIP General Assembly.A Scholar / Advisory Board Member - Centre for Research in Information and Cybersecurity (CRICS) at Nelson Mandela University.
  • Author of a number of books.
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