Digital Skills Framework
A comprehensive and unified digital skills framework for South Africa and beyond
Introducing the unified digital skills framework: DSFOne
‘Digital skills’ is a comprehensive term for a wide range of digital skills, from digital skills required in everyday life, to those advanced skills required for the appropriate and effective use of digital devices and the internet in particular work contexts or sectors.
The DSFOne was developed to facilitate a local, shared understanding of these fields and to assist stakeholders in navigating the landscape.
The distinctive characteristics of the DSFOne, that qualify it as a unifying framework, relates to two key components:
Acknowledging six particular digital competences as the basic building blocks of the spectrum of digital skills.
Identifying four broad, definable digital skills ecosystems relating to people’s use of technology that differentiate these distinct nuances, yet integrate them into one unifying framework.
A consultative research project for the development of a shared understanding of the concept of digital skills
The consultative research project for the development of a shared understanding of the concept of digital skills is a collaborative initiative between the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) and the University of the Western Cape (WC CoLab), and was funded by the British High Commission.