Charley Lewis ICT

Independent Analysis, Research and Training in ICT Policy & Regulation

(Ph D, M Comm)

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Charley Lewis

Dr Charley Lewis (Ph D, M Comm) is an independent analyst, researcher and educator. His skills and expertise cover a wide range of competencies within the broad field of ICT policy and regulation, including:

  • ICT policy analysis, formulation & evaluation;
  • ICT sector policy, law & regulation;
  • Telecommunications, broadband, broadcasting and the Internet;
  • Universal access & service, and the digital divide;
  • Consumer protection & quality of service;
  • Spectrum management;
  • Statistics & indicators;
  • Digital skills;
  • The knowledge economy and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • Dr Lewis's career includes roles as an academic and researcher, trade union IT manager and policy representative, information systems analyst and developer, high school teacher. His PhD thesis recently received the 'Doctoral Award 2018' from the SA Association of Political Studies in "recognition of excellence in written work at the doctoral level".

    Dr Lewis has written and published papers, articles in refereed journals, as well as several book chapters. He is well-known as an ICT expert with extensive experience and exposure, not only in South Africa, but across the continent. He has experience in interacting at many levels, from the shopfloor to executive level, from citizen to Minister, across many stakeholder sectors, including private companies, the public sector and NGOs..

    Dr Lewis has extensive teaching and lecturing experience. As a senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand he managed and taught both professional development and academic courses to ICT regulators, policy-makers and industry practitioners. He has also conducted training sessions, lectures and seminars in a wide range of mainly African countries: Burkina Faso, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda.

    Dr Lewis was recently appointed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies to serve on the Ministerial Task Team on Post Covid-19 Economic Response Strategy. He was also served on South Africa’s national ICT Policy Review Panel from 2012 to 2015, and holds memberships for: SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition; the SA Communications Forum; Internet Society SA.

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    Newsletter: ICTs in SA - the Week Wot Was - 20 May 2020

    eCommerce under Covid-19, Track 'n' Trace, SA's digital donga, undersea cables enfolding Africa, Ethiopian epiphanies, and more...

    Learning through the ICT Sector

    Column: ICT sector policy and regulation in the time of COVID-19

    Collaboration, clarity and coherence are required from all stakeholders, as ICT is the primary tool to enable and support the kind of lockdown currently in force.

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    Presentation: The Challenge of ‘Fake News’ in the Time of Covid-19

    The 'fake news' infodemic of misinformation and disinformation under Covid-19 arrives in a wide variety of types, forms & formats. Impossible to prevent or eradicate, nevertheless there are a wide range of possible responses & interventions, ranging from ex-ante measures to ex-post interventions. Regulators need to ensure an equitable trade-off between human rights & enforcement.

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    Article: Policy, Law & Regulation

    Legal practitioners working in the space of administrative law are frequently asked to interpret laws, regulations and policies, to provide legal advice, or to act on behalf of clients embarking on litigation. It is important for both them and their clients to have a clear understanding of policy, law and regulation, and how they shape the sector environment.

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    An ICT Glossary

    The ICT sector's alphabetic acronym soup explained.

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