The New Wave
Who uses the Internet in South Africa, where they use it and what they use it for.
Mobile is not the (only) answerWe launched our South African Internet report this evening at Wits Art Museum in Braamfontein. @ambio - Steve Ambrose - of StrategyWorx tweeted "Amazingly comprehensive study with suprising results."
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What factors will slow this growth? Price is an important factor. But not the only one and possibly not even the most important one in maintaining growth.
Our research shows that many new users (those with 2 years or less online) are on low incomes. A third of them are living on less than R432 per month, the poverty line used in the National Development Plan. Another third are living on less than R1,500 per month.
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So to see whether growth rates are going to be maintained we may need to look at issues like whether other provinces are managing to their libraries as quickly as Mpumulanga's, at whether Western Cape's successes in connecting schools is being replicated elsewhere.
The report and info graphics were published this evening at www.networksociety.co.za. Check them out. See http://www.networksociety.co.za/Media+Resources for credits and conditions for reproducing the report and infographics.