Technology Related Dangers: The Issue of Development and Security for Marginalized Groups in South Africa

  • Amy Ruth West
Keywords: South Africa, marginalized groups, ICTS, technology development, security

Abstract

This paper seeks to clarify why the relevance of certain information and communication technologies [ICTs] is wanting, why the importance of context is crucial to progress, and why mapping technologies from one place to another is no guarantor of success. Disconnects between theories and realities are illustrated, emphasizing the need to challenge and address factors that cannot be leapfrogged by technology: namely, education and training, basic human and service infrastructure, and the importance of human interaction.
Published
2007-04-04
How to Cite
West, A. (2007). Technology Related Dangers: The Issue of Development and Security for Marginalized Groups in South Africa. The Journal of Community Informatics, 2(3). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/272
Section
Notes from the field