• No. 32 (2023)

    Articles on colourism among Kenyan Twitter users; mergers and acquisitions between online automobile-marketplace platforms; implementation of Ghana's Right to Information (RTI) Act; the centrality of cybersecurity to socioeconomic development policy; regulation of Zimbabwe's mobile money sector; and online teaching during the COVID-pandemic.

  • No. 31 (2023)

    Articles on motivations for sharing of fake news; competition regulation for digital markets; language change and COVID-19 pandemic perceptions; factors influencing post-hackathon project continuation; quality of web-based online agricultural information; sentiment analysis and topic modelling of Twitter posts; and China’s digital transformation.

  • No. 30 (2022)

    Articles on YouTube micro-celebrities; a word embedding trained on news data; using machine learning to predict low academic performance; radio, mobile communications, and women’s empowerment; assessment of website quality; ABET accreditation of computer science programmes; and national digital transformation policy and practice.

  • No. 29 (2022)

    Articles on digital vaccination records; defining decentralisation in permissionless blockchain systems; copyright flexibilities for combatting COVID-19; value creation and socioeconomic inclusion in maker communities; public-speaking anxiety among novice university instructors; and interactions between primary school teachers and parents during COVID-19.

  • No. 28 (2021)

    Articles on social media and COVID-19 public health messaging in Nigeria; user perceptions of mobile banking apps in Tanzania; a 10-year review of South Africa’s cyber threat landscape; intermediation capabilities of ICTs in agricultural extension in Ghana; applying blockchain to electronic healthcare records; causes of e-government information systems (IS) project failure; m-learning for early childhood development (ECD) practitioner training; and cybersecurity policymaking in the BRICS countries.

  • No. 27 (2021)

    Articles on problematic internet use (PIU) during COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria; Indigenous knowledge and vocational animal health education in Rwanda; supervised machine learning for predicting SMME sales; a taxonomy for understanding innovation-scaling by African enterprises;  narrative styles and isomorphism in South African CEOs’ shareholder letters; a decade of research in the field of human–computer interaction for development (HCI4D);  and the neo-colonial political economy of scholarly publishing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • No. 26 (2020)

    Thematic Issue: Collaborative Innovation in African Settings: Articles on AI deployments in Africa; Indigenous peoples and data sovereignty; collaborative innovation among Nairobi’s mobile tech start-ups; innovation entanglement at South African tech hubs; innovation at makerspaces in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco; and social sntrepreneurs’ use of fab labs and 3D printing in South Africa and Kenya.

  • No. 25 (2020)

    Articles on digital terrorism, SMS fraud, machine learning, mHealth, natural language processing, and international telecommunications law and policy.

  • No. 24 (2019)

    Articles on social media maturity, teachers’ ICT adoption, microenterprises’ ICT use, insurtech, malware detection, and information security incident management.

  • No. 23 (2019)

    Articles on data protection, cybersecurity resilience, a proposed “agricultural data commons”, intellectual property approaches to traditional knowledge, legal treatment of ISPs, and discursive constructions.


  • No. 22 (2018)

    Articles on copyright reform, intellectual property treaties, farmers' mobile phone use, informal innovation, and electronic fiscal devices.

  • No. 21 (2018)

    Articles on internet intermediaries, mobile banking, Scratch programming, research data collection, and enterprise architecture.

  • No. 20 (2017)

    Articles on SADC digital regulatory imperatives, a first aid smartphone app, and a communication strategy to reduce violence against children, followed by a Focus Section on Cybersecurity.

  • No. 19 (2016)

    Thematic Issue: Knowledge Governance for Development: Articles on utility model protection in Kenya; a living lab approach to development of an ICT4D solution; policy support for Ethiopia’s creative industries; potential for open data in South African environmental management; MOOCs as “semicommons”;  IP benefit-sharing in employment situations in Ghana; geographical indications (GIs) and agricultural knowledge governance in East and Southern Africa; copyright, and photographs or videos of public art, in South Africa; technology transfer for climate change mitigation in Kenya; and IP cooperation in Africa.

  • No. 18 (2016)

    Thematic Issue: Informatics and Digital Transformations: Articles on gamification, biodiversity informatics, online social capital, development informatics research, technology in primary education. reproductive health information, performance analysis of bit rate video streaming, and cyber warfare research.

  • No. 17 (2016)

    Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation, Regulatory Performance and Universal Access in the Electronic Communications Sector: Articles on dynamics of mobile payments markets in Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe; competition in mobile financial services in Kenya and Tanzania; regulation of mobile credit in Kenya and Tanzania; regulation of mobile money in Uganda; a case study of Capitec in South Africa; telecommunication access in rural Nigeria; telecommunication policy and practice in China and Africa; and the impact of the call termination rate reduction in South Africa.

  • No. 16 (2015)

    Thematic Issue: African Intersections between Intellectual Property Rights and Knowledge Access: Articles on farmers’ and breeders’ rights; licensing of open data; copyright reform for the South African film industry; graffiti and copyright in Egypt and Tunisia; open innovation and knowledge appropriation by African MSEs; technological absorption by Ethiopian MSEs; strategic patenting of pharmaceutical inventions; the human rights dimension in African IP policymaking; and prospects for open licensing of Ethiopian knowledge materials. 

  • No. 15 (2015)

    Thematic Issue: Informatics and ICT for Development: Articles on mobile readiness at higher education institutions; students’ personal information systems; use of visualisations in postgraduate dissertations; students' software development practices; how Twitter “moods” predict stock exchange index movement; cues for sensemaking of ERPs; platforms for Government-Citizen Interface; internet visibility and cyberbullying; Nigeria’s presence in cyberspace; internet of things deployment in Nigeria; and influence of mobile phone technology on reading behaviour.


  • No. 14 (2015)

    Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation and Regulatory Performance in the Electronic Communications Sector: Articles on stakeholder perceptions of Namibia’s communications regulatory framework; economic regulation of the telecommunications sector in South Africa; impact of regulation on competition in telecommunications and piped gas; licensing of communications networks and services in South Africa and the UK; and possible regulatory approaches to television white spaces (TVWS).

  • No. 13 (2013)

    Thematic Issue: Leadership in the Electronic Age: A Broad Inter-Disciplinary Practice: Articles on the internet in Rwanda;  online visibility of South African knowledge; rational choice, risk and utility in mobile banking; electronic monitoring, observation and compliance for corporate governance; the SenPortal for senior citizens; the ICT public policy network in Swaziland; universal access and service interventions in South Africa; and e-toll roads in South Africa.

  • No. 12 (2012)

    Thematic Issue: Perspective on a Decade of e-Government in Africa: Articles on a decade of African e-government research; community participation as a key to e-governance sustainability; telecentre approaches in Cameroon and Kenya; g-government in the Gauteng City-Region;  SERVQUAL as a socio-technical approach to measuring e-government service quality;  e-government in Zambia; e-government lessons from South Africa; and Egypt’s e-Alexandria project.


  • No. 11 (2011)

    Articles on international mobile roaming; telecommunications sector competition; e-government support for small businesses; and VoIP congestion control.

  • No. 10 (2010)

    Thematic Issue: Scholarly Communication and Opening Access to Knowledge: Articles on publishing development research and measuring value; scholarly communication in Southern African universities; copyright and education in Africa; the digital divide in the Southern African universities; lessons from CODESRIA on open access and open knowledge production; research quality and impact through open access publishing; and IP from publicly funded research.