Cellular phones are big business in Limpopo

Budza

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Can't imagine anyone older than 16 without a cellphone...

Wonder if it's 'cause WP has more old people or something :confused:
 

The Jam

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I wonder if it's related to low penetration of landlines? Woudln't be surprised. That's why Africa loves cellphones, you don't have to wait for the copper only to have it stolen a week later.
 

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I wonder if it's related to low penetration of landlines? Woudln't be surprised. That's why Africa loves cellphones, you don't have to wait for the copper only to have it stolen a week later.
Add to that incidents of copper cable theft... Any correlation?
 

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What a kaaaak article. Please put TABULAR data into a TABLE.

All of the following makes no sense to me:

he provinces with the highest percentages of households using only cellular phones (as opposed to landlines) in their dwelling were Limpopo followed by Mpumalanga at 85.2 percent, North West at 78 percent and the Free State at 76 percent.

The Western Cape had the highest number of both cell and landline phones at 34.3 percent, while at the same time it had the lowest rate of households' use of cell phones at 51.1 percent. When coming to the use of landlines, the province had the highest number at 3.1 percent.

According to the report, 26.8 percent of South African households had at least one member who had access to the internet either at home, work, place of study or internet cafes.

The use of the internet was the highest in the Western Cape at 44.1 percent, Gauteng at 40.9 percent and the Free State at 27.5 percent. Limpopo and the Eastern Cape had the lowest at nine and 14.3 percent respectively.

Most South Africans use the internet at work (16.7 percent), at home (10.1 percent) and at school at 5.5 percent.

"Access to the internet in the home is highest among households in the Western Cape (18.7 percent) and Gauteng (17.1 percent) and lowest in the Eastern Cape (3.8 percent) and Limpopo (3.1 percent)," the report stated.

The survey also found that connection to mains electricity increased from 77 percent in 2002 to 83 percent in 2009 slightly decreasing to 82 percent in 2010. Connectivity decreased in the Western Cape (90 to 87 percent), Northern Cape (89 to 87 percent) and Gauteng (86 to 82 percent) between 2009 and 2010.

Between 2002 and 2010, the use of wood and paraffin for cooking decreased. However, more households used wood in 2010 at 14 percent compared to nine percent.

"Almost half (46.6 percent) of households in Limpopo still used wood for cooking, followed by the Eastern Cape (20.9 percent), Mpumalanga (20.2 percent) and KwaZulu-Natal (20.4 percent). Only approximately one percent of households in Gauteng and Western Cape used wood for cooking," reads the study.

Stats SA sampled 33 022 dwellings, while 25 635 households were analysed. Face-to-face interviews were conducted between July and September 2010.

If anyone can understand the entire picture above in their mind, the FIRST time around, then they are geniuses, or perhaps autistic, or have some mental illness. The rest of us normal people can't stand to read this sort of utter rubbish.
 

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All of the following makes no sense to me:

If anyone can understand the entire picture above in their mind, the FIRST time around, then they are geniuses, or perhaps autistic, or have some mental illness. The rest of us normal people can't stand to read this sort of utter rubbish.

Well, lets see - if you use wood for cooking, it means that there is a big chance that you live in Limpopo and don't have internet access at home. Easy enough? :)
 

MickeyD

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Well, lets see - if you use wood for cooking, it means that there is a big chance that you live in Limpopo and don't have internet access at home. Easy enough? :)
:D Yep... no electricity = no PC/notebook = no internet !!
"Almost half (46.6 percent) of households in Limpopo still used wood for cooking, followed by the Eastern Cape (20.9 percent), Mpumalanga (20.2 percent) and KwaZulu-Natal (20.4 percent). Only approximately one percent of households in Gauteng and Western Cape used wood for cooking," reads the study.
 

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In other news:"Statistics show that most stolen cellphones find their way to Limpop"
 

Kgabogk

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...and with the lowest number of cell towers,large areas of limpopo have a very faint signal from all 3 providers
mapedi a fostela
 

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What a kaaaak article. Please put TABULAR data into a TABLE.

All of the following makes no sense to me:



If anyone can understand the entire picture above in their mind, the FIRST time around, then they are geniuses, or perhaps autistic, or have some mental illness. The rest of us normal people can't stand to read this sort of utter rubbish.

You sir, are an id**t. Tabular data would be nice, but that is perfectly simple to understand on first read.

Its quite sad that 1/4 of households surveyed had access to internet. It can be such an important tool in the development of South Africa. The low penetration of both internet and fixed line is due to the high cost, which the government really needs to start regulating.
 

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It just shows that it is cheaper to have a cellphone (prepaid) to stay in contact (only receiving calls) than to have a land line where you have to pay, whether you are making calls or not. At least with Telkom Waya-waya it is now only R120/year, but compared to the cell networks cost of R0 to stay connected, who would choose a land line?
 
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