AI Report on Southern Africa

March 21, 2024
AI fairness, accountability, and transparency


Research conducted by MISA and supported by Mozilla found that AI readiness, AI deployment, and potential misuse of AI present the highest barriers as AI systems transition from Western contexts to southern African contexts.

Methodology entailed a wide landscape review of AI applications across academia, policy, and business; an analysis of AI use cases; and also focus group discussions in Harare and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) and Johannesburg (South Africa). Focus group participants included lawyers, academics, civic society leaders, activists, media practitioners, and other AI experts.