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Information Ethics on second year level at the University of Pretoria

Innovate magazine articles 

African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics established

Innovate: Issue 7 of 2012

November 2012

The African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE) was established in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria on 17 May 2012. This was the culmination of a series of activities and events by various stakeholders involved in information ethics. In 2007, a group of international academics in the fields of information technology, philosophy and politics came together to form an academic network to do research on information ethics. This network was formalised, and is now known as the African Network on Information Ethics (ANIE)

Building an ethical information society in Africa

Innovate: Issue 8 of 2013

November 2013

The establishment of this Centre was necessitated by various converging factors. The rollout of broadband in South Africa and Africa made information more readily available. The recent construction of various submarine cables, including SEACOM, directly contributed to the
expansion of broadband capacity on the continent. The growth in communication and information
management capacity contributed significantly to the development and management of e-skills,
e-governance and information ethics, and the challenges related to these. It was found that students were not properly introduced to information ethics and did not fully understand
the concept and purpose as well as the practice of this discipline. One of the main objectives of
ACEIE is to develop a curriculum for teaching information ethics in Africa.

A local platform for international participation

Innovate: Issue 9 of 2014

November 2014

The African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE), housed by the
Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, was officially established in May 2012. Its purpose is to formally reflect on the activities relating to, and history of information
ethics in Africa. This reflection should contribute to research on the topic and allow networking with other academics in the field. Since its establishment, the Centre has made good progress in meeting its objectives.


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