Southern Africa Special Edition: Editorial


  • Shaun Pather Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Capetown
  • Dr. Letibe Jacob (Jackie) Phahlamohlaka CSIR, P.O Box 395 Pretoria, 0001



Community Informatics


It is with great pleasure that we present the first Southern African special issue of The Journal of Community Informatics. This is the culmination of a long journey, which started with an initial discussion with the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Michael Gurstein, almost three years ago. After the initial call, in latter 2012, all submissions were subjected to an initial filtering in terms of alignment to the scope of the call. Thereafter all papers have been subjected to a double-blind peer review process, with some papers going through three iterations of review. As the editors of this special issue, we would like to thank all of the authors who responded to the call, and to the reviewers who have diligently cooperated with the editors throughout the process of review. Our heartfelt gratitude is extended also to the JoCI Editor in Chief for the unstinting support in ensuring the special edition has come together.