Steven Lang writes about how SMS can be a killer app for e-government, quoting Andile Ngcaba, the director general in the department of communications in South Africa:
Focussing on a PC-centric environment in terms of developing applications but that there is no reason why a similar effort should not be put into developing mobile-centric applications.
We are busy researching this together with some companies and in the institute of research at ESA so that we are able to optimise SMS for purposes of providing information services to people. For example if maybe you have applied for something in government, you can be informed by SMS, that your particular service that you required is available and ready. Come and collect it.