Wits Internet Week 2015

Wits Internet Week 2015 | July 7-10
Morning seminar:
“Approaching 25 years of the Internet in South Africa”
Tuesday 7 July 2015


09h00 – 09h05 Opening and welcome:
              Prof Tawana Kupe (DVC, Wits University and media studies academic)

09h05 – 09h30 Keynote address: The Internet arrives in South Africa: Memory of the early days

              William Stucke (ICASA Councillor 2009 – 2014; ISPA 2000 – 2009; Founding member and Chair of AfrISPA)

09h30 – 09h50 A timeline of the history of the Internet in South Africa: Fast or slow?
              Luci Abrahams (digital economy studies, LINK Centre)
              Adrian Schofield (e-skills research, JCSE)

09h50 – 10h30 Chair: Luci Abrahams
              Panel of experts and advocates: Retrospective of milestones, success and failure – how we got to where we are
              Mike Lawrie (Internet pioneer)
              Nkateko Nyoka (Head of Regulatory Division, Vodacom)
              Pria Chetty (expert in ICT policy, law and regulation) (TBC)

10h30 – 10h50 TEA

10h50 – 11h30 Chair: Nkateko Nyoka
               Panel of experts and advocates: Harsh realities – learning from the past, what lessons for the future of the Internet
               Ant Brooks (ISPA 1996 to date, Special Advisor)
               Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe (CEO, Kutana Group) (TBC)
               Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa (Manager: Networks and Media, CSIR Meraka Institute)
               Lucky Masilela (CEO, ZA Central Registry)

11h30 – 12h00 History of the Internet in Brazil: Internet pioneers then and now
              Dr Peter Knight (author and advocate, Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics, Sao Paulo) [via Skype]

12h00 LUNCH

RSVP Jo-Anne.Petersen@wits.ac.za

Wits Club, West Campus
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 09:00