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B. Masamha, F.A. Mkhongi, P. Sekhejane
Masamha, B., Mkhongi, F.A. & Sekhejane, P. (2024) Strengthening Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy to promote gender equity and inclusivity: Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy status in Africa. (HSRC Policy Brief, July). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23373
The emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have caught the attention of Africa's economic, environmental, social, and health sectors. The AI Innovation technology is critical for realising societal benefits, particularly with the involvement of women and marginalised groups, such as the youth, who constitute more…
B. Ngwenya, P. Sekhejane
Ngwenya, B. & Sekhejane, P. (2024) The quest for democracy in Africa through the analysis of frequent military coups in West Africa: a case of Guinea-Bissau. (HSRC Policy Brief, June). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23353 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23353
This policy brief highlights the causes of rising military coups in West Africa within the concept of democracy and …
Saal, P.E. & Hannan, S. (2024) One-size does not fit all: tailored ICT strategies for rural mathematics education. (HSRC Policy Brief, June). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23351 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23351
This policy brief addresses the challenge of integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into mathematics education within schools in South Africa's rural communities. Despite substantial government investment, many schools still lack access to ICT infrastructure, hindering effective ICT usage in teaching and…
C. Ndinda, K. Mngomezulu, P. Wambui Adebayo, S. Sinyolo
Ndinda, C., Mngomezulu, K., Wambui Adebayo, P. & Sinyolo, S. (2024) National Policy Framework for womens empowerment and gender equality: implications for redesign, monitoring, evaluation, and auditing. (HSRC Policy Brief, May). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23349
The objective of this policy brief is to assess the effectiveness of NPF-WEGE in influencing sectoral policies to …
P. Plantinga, N. Dlamini, G. Pienaar, Y.D. Davids, S. Dlamini, S. Dlamini
Plantinga, P., Dlamini, N., Pienaar, G., Davids, Y.D., Dlamini, S. & Dlamini, S. (2024) What policies and laws can enable inclusive e-participation?. (HSRC Policy Brief, April). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23334 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23334 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/23334
This policy brief is based on a landscape review of legislation and governance activities in several countries, and an in depth discussion of South Africa. This involved the desktop-based identification and collection of policy, legal and practice documentation from selected countries. Following an initial screening of material,…
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