Category «Government»

Implementation of Text-To-Speech Audio System in isiXhosa for Dwesa Community in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Dr. ZW Saul, the Head of the Department of African Languages at the University of Fort Hare, was considering the future of a text-to-speech system that converted English text into isiXhosa audio. The system had experienced a successful pilot, but much work remained to be done in taking the project to full implementation and sustainability.

Efficient Tax System in Zambia

Mr. Berlin Msiska, the CEO for the Zambia Revenue Authority (Tax Administration), was wondering how return on investment (ROI) might be used to assess investments in ICT intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the country’s tax system. The critical decision being faced was “How can the ROI of tax systems be computed and …

The Decision to Adopt Electronic Voting in South Africa

Colin Thakur, an expert researcher for the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa, ruminated on the recommendation he would make to that committee. The IEC had commissioned him to undertake a neutral comprehensive international study of e-voting implementations and experimentation. His goal was then to advise whether South Africa was in a position to …