UniForum SA

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UniForum SA, trading as the ZA Central Registry, is the Registry Operator for the CO.ZA Internet Domain Name Space.

UniForum SA is the domain administrator for .co.za. According to their website they have more than 0.6 million registered domain names. Initially UniForum SA was a local chapter of the UniForum Association based in United States.

UniForum is an ISO 9002 certified organization.

UniForum SA was established in 1980 and started administration of .co.za in 1995. It joined ISPA in 1996. UniForum SA collaborates with international bodies for promotion of their SLD. UniForum SA has always worked for open source systems.

Since the inception of ICANN, UniForum SA has participated in its meetings. It actively promotes developing countries' issues in ICANN meetings. It also encourages African governments to participate in various ICANN and GAC activities. The association has supported ICANN initiatives by AfrISPA, AfriNIC and AfrICANN.

In February 2011, UniForum SA joined the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering (at Wits University) for the development and awareness of ICT in South Africa.

In order to raise awareness of the Internet and computers in high school students, UniForum SA sponsored the Computer Applications Olympiad 2011.

UniForum SA is a non-profit organisation that redirects its surplus funds into its corporate social investment arm,'CoZa Cares'. By 2011, R40million had been invested in school computer centres, software content development, teacher training, school leadership development and IT entrepreneurial training.

UniForum hosted the iWeek annual conference together with ISPA on 21-23 September 2011.

Source: Wikipedia

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