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International Conference on the Knowledge Economy

24 - 28 October 2011

The Centre for Informatics Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy (SANCIKMKE) was joined by the Province of the Eastern Cape, South African Knowledge Management Professional Association (SAKMPA) and Informatics and Knowledge Management Academy (IKMAC) in organizing the conference.   The conference was geared towards exploring the possibilities of leveraging knowledge in order to grow economy in poorly resourced areas of the world.

Therefore, the theme of the conference was about “Leveraging Knowledge to Grow Economy of Under Resourced Areas” This topic seemed relevant after considering the deliberations of ICKE2009 which was held in 2009. In this previous conference it was clearly articulated by speakers that in the 21st Century knowledge is the key driver in growing economy in the world.  This conference seeked to find ways on how knowledge  can be leveraged to grow economy in under resourced areas.  Knowledge unlike natural resources is a resource that is available everywhere in the world. Information and Communication Technologies facilitate access to knowledge in an unprecedented way.  Therefore, what is needed is finding techniques, mechanisms and methods on how to turn knowledge into wealth for countries and especially the under-resourced areas.

ICKE Conference Report 2011 (pdf format, 196 kb).

The following papers are available upon request:

eHealth and knowledge management supporting the knowledge economy by Hendra van Zyl, MRC
Empowering women in Africa through eLearning by Elmarie van Wyk, MRC
Challenges Of Knowledge Harvesting In The Public Sector by Prof Nolwazi Mbananga
Integrated Development Plan (Idp) Service Delivery Impact Assessment Study: A Case Study Of Buffalo City Municipality by T Norushe and J Fine.
Knowledge Management (Km) Strategy And Implementation Plan by T. Norushe, N. Mbananga, N, B. Matomela, A. Kwakweni, and M. Maxegwana.
Strategic Partnerships: The Key to Success of Institutions of Higher Education in the Knowledge-based Economy in Under-resourced Areas by MN. Nkando
The Economics of Knowledge applied to African Community Learning by Lynn Ilon, Seoul National University, South Korea
Knowledge Audit In Buffalo City Municipality by T. Norushe, N. Mbananga, B. Matomela, and M. Maxegwana.
The impact of knowledge sharing on the economic development of the community of Temba Township, South Africa by K. Aphane.
An Assessment of the Relationship between Enterprise and Knowledge Centres in Nigeria. S. Adamu.
Knowledge Management and the Nigerian banking sector by GB. Magaji.
Creating social value – a developmental perspective for South Africa by Prof. Anton Roodt, Wits Business School.

Please contact Prof N Mbananga for a copy of these papers

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ICKE 2011 was co-hosted by

  • Province of the Eastern Cape;
  • SANCIKME (Centre for Informatics, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy);
  • IKMAC (Informatics and Knowledge Management Academy);
  • SAKMPA (South African Knowledge Management Professional Association)


Technology and Innovation Agency (TIA)

Medical Research Council (MRC)