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The Meraka Institute is a national strategic initiative that addresses three critical areas in information and communication technology (ICT):
- Human capital development (HCD) in ICT forms a critical thread throughout the Institute’s activities and ensures continued development, growth and sustainability
- Innovation in ICT that leads to applications able to address development challenges facing South Africa, the continent and the developing world
- Advanced technology research that enables indigenous ICT leadership, through critical mass and focus on ICT research and development.