oa Alternation - Informatics in South Africa: an overview

Volume 12, Issue 1a
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



In this contribution the author provides an overview of the state of Informatics teaching and research in South Africa, taking as point of departure the peer reviewed contributions of academics at South African Higher Education Institutions. Contributions in the fields of information technology for development, emerging trends in information technology, informatics research, human-computer interaction, and informatics pedagogy are reviewed. While the vast majority of Informatics scholars that contributed reside in South Africa, there are also authors from as far away as Britain and Japan. Besides a review of current trends in Informatics, Alternation 12.1a and Alternation 12.1b also contain contributions about emerging and possible future trends in Informatics.

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