in and holding out: struggles of SADC news websites.
are the findings over two years concerning the state of development of news
websites in southern Africa. They were collected as part of a project sponsored
by the National Research Foundation (NRF). A Rhodes University research grant
also assisted. The background to the project is a belief that the contribution
of these websites to cyberspace represents a major value-add of African information
to accessible global knowledge capital. Each day, new content is added and tens
of thousands of people all over the world are accessing it. The data gathered
and analysed here is intended to assist in strengthening these initiatives.
It informs the focus of the annual Highway Africa conference, and it is utilised
in publication and growing a knowledge-based network amongst the website managers,
and between them and academics (researchers and trainers).
research report. Grahamstown: Rhodes University New Media Lab. Online at:
G and Folayan, O. April 2002