Information for Community Services (iCOMMS) is a research team within the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town.

Formed in 2011, the team's interdisciplinary group of researchers focus on understanding the use, application and impact of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. Whilst ICTs have been advertised to offer great potential to improve the lifestyle of many, the iCOMMS Team works on analysing this in the context of under-resourced communities.


Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Visit to Zeitz MOCAA

The iCOMMS Team visited the newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, as part of their 2017 end-of-year function.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:15
Lessons in innovation and intervention

With the advent of mobile technologies, many hoped that these information communication technologies (ICTs) would be able to fast-track development on the African continent. But ICT for development (ICT4D) projects come with their own sets of complexities.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 16:30
ICTs for development: the good intentions of the mobile phone
ICTs for development: the good intentions of the mobile phone, by Prof Ulrike Rivett
Publication Date:
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:45
Drop Drop now on iOS!

Drop Drop now on iOS!

Publication Date:
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 18:45